Chu Lai Port welcomes giant container vessel from Korea

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 15:00

Chu Lai Port in Quang Nam Province recently received the biggest container ship to have ever visited it, the Hong Kong-flagged SITC HEBEI. — Photo courtesy of THACO

Chu Lai Port, the Maritime Administration and Quang Nam Border Defence Force last week welcomed SITC HEBEI, the largest and longest container ship to ever berth at the port, with goods it brought from Korea.

The Hong Kong-flagged ship is 172 metres in length and has a deadweight tonnage of 22,000 tonnes.

In 2016 Chu Lai Logistics, which operates the port, worked with SITC, one of Asia's leading logistics and shipping company, to launch a two-way international container shipping route from Korea to Chu Lai port.

Since then SITC carriers have been docking at the port at an average rate of once or twice a week.

In future bigger SITC carriers will dock at the port at a frequency of approximately once a week.

Chu Lai Logistics will also begin to operate more international routes and work with large global cargo lines to push for more trade through Chu Lai Port to meet the needs of businesses in central Viet Nam and the Central Highlands besides southern Laos and northern Cambodia.

Chu Lai Logistics has been investing to expand its scale and improve its logistics service quality to offer greater efficiency to customers and improved transport services to producers, especially agricultural of goods, for exports. — VNS

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