PHNOM PENH, April 21 (Xinhua) — The Sihanoukville Autonomous Port, Cambodia’s largest shipping facility, saw a 10 percent increase in cargo shipment in the first quarter of 2015, a port’s data showed Tuesday.
Some 946,850 tons of goods had been shipped through the port during the January-March period this year, up 10 percent from 862, 370 tons over the same period last year, the data said.
The sea port handles more than 60 percent of Cambodia’s cargo traffic. “Most items imported into Cambodia through the port are garment raw materials, autos, construction materials, machinery, petroleum, and daily consuming products, as major items exported from Cambodia are garment and footwear products, rice, cassava chips and dry rubber,” said So Sieng, director of the port’s planning and statistics department.
The port is among the major state-owned enterprises that the government has planned to list on the Cambodia Securities Exchange.