Ba Ria Vung Tau port receives giant container vessel

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021 06:00

MSC Auriga arrives at the SP-SSA International Terminal, a deep-sea port in Ba Ria Vung Tau Province. — Photo courtesy of SSIT

Deep-sea port SP-SSA International Terminal said it recently received a 15,000-TEU container vessel, its biggest ever.

The ship, MSC Auriga, belonging to MSC shipping line offers direct container services to the US.

SP-SSA International Terminal in Cai Mep Thi Vai in Ba Ria Vung Tau Province is a joint venture established in 2006 by SSA Marine of Seattle in the US and two Vietnamese companies, Vinalines and Saigon Port.

Located in the downstream area of the Cai Mep River, it was built to handle large container vessels and is equipped with modern container handling equipment, including the largest STS cranes in Viet Nam, a land area of 60 hectares and 600 metres of berth length.

It also has 445 metres of specialised berth for handling barges from inland container depots and ports in HCM City, Dong Nai and Binh Duong. — VNS

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