New data obtained by the Phnom Penh Post shows that the number of shipments through the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP) has increased by more than 28% in the first 11 months of 2011. This figure surpasses the figure set by the government for the whole of 2011, with the target set at 73,000 shipping containers for 2011 and the number of containers passing through between January and November already at 73,760.
Cambodia’s GDP is set to grow by 6% according to the World Bank, and this economic growth is pushing shipment services. The paper also states that garments, agricultural and construction materials accounted for the majority of the shipments through the PPAP. In particular, rice exports to Russia and the European Union and construction materials being imported from China.