Units: 10000 tons
Volume of Freight Handled in Coastal Ports above Designated Size refers to the volume of cargo passing in and out of the harbour area of the major coastal ports and having been loaded and unloaded. The volume of freight handled may be classified by direction of cargo flow as in-port freight and out-port freight, or by nature of cargo as freight for domestic trade and freight for foreign trade. It can also be classified by type of freight based on the existing standard classification for transportation industry ?Classification and Coding for Freight?. Since 2006, data of Ningbo-Zhoushan seaport include those of Ningbo seaport and Zhoushan seaport. ||Since 2009, statistical coverage above designated size refers to coastal seaport with capacity over 10 million tons yearly and inland port over 2 million tons yearly.