The combined coal stocks at the four major ports along north China's Bohai Sea Rim decreased 2.09 percent or 470,000 metric tons (tonnes) in the past week to 21.925 million tonnes by May 3.
According to data published at the cqcoal.com on Wedneday, coal stocks increased at Tianjin port and Jingtang port but decreased at the other two ports. Specifically, by May 3 coal stocks were 5.92 million tonnes at Qinhuangdao port, 5.68 million tonnes at Caofeidian port, 6.95 million tonnes at Jingtang port, and 3.375 million tonnes at Tianjin port.
Meanwhile, ship anchorages increased at Caofeidian port but decreased at the other ports during the week. Until May 3, ship anchorages were 26 vessels at Qinhuangdao port, 11 vessels at Jingtang port, 13 vessel at Caofeidian port, and 15 vessels at Tianjin port.