Cambodia’s Port Activities Increased

Amount of goods transport via Cambodia’s ports rose remarkably last year, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport’s report.

The progress report was shared recently during the ministry’s 2016 work review and 2017 planning meeting organised here in Phnom Penh.

In 2016, 1,655 cargo ships docked at Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP) carrying along 2,453,200 tons of goods – of them, 1,340,000 tons were commodities packed in containers, 441,200 tons were not in containers, and 672,000 tons were fuel.

With the mentioned figures, the number of ships docking at the port increased almost 4 percent, while the imported commodities rose by 13 percent compared to the previous year.

Meanwhile, Sihanoukville Autonomous Port received 1,300 ships in 2016 bringing with them 3,930,787 tons of goods – indicating slight increase of about one percent of ship number and 4 percent of imports comparing to 2015

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press