China's waterway freight and passenger volumes rose year-on-year in 2021. (Photo/Xinhua)
China's waterway freight and passenger volumes rose year-on-year in 2021, according to the data from the Ministry of Transport.
Freight volume totaled 8.24 billion tons last year, up 8.2 percent from a year ago.
China's southernmost province of Hainan saw the biggest increase in waterway freight volume, up 52 percent year on year.
Last year, waterway passenger trips totaled 163.37 million, up 9 percent year on year.
Northeast China's Jilin Province reported the sharpest rise in waterway passenger trips, surging 160.9 percent from a year earlier, the data showed.