Hai Phong Port handles 17 million tonnes

Monday, Nov 25, 2013 16:57

Workers load rice bags onto a truck at Hai Phong Port. The port is expected to distribute over 24 million tonnes of goods this year. — Photo gdsr.gov.vn

HAI PHONG (Biz Hub) ― The total quantity of goods shipped through Hai Phong Port in northern Hai Phong Province reached 17 million tonnes in the first 10 months of this year, according to the port's general director, Nguyen Hung Viet.

Container cargo exceeded 740,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units).

The port was expected to distribute the largest volume of goods, over 24 million tonnes, among the northern ports in 2013. It would gain some VND1.9 trillion (US$90.48 million) in turnover by the year-end.

Viet said these results were satisfactory in the context of a global economic recovery remaining uncertain and with the marine transport industry facing significant challenges. The port would continue to improve its infrastructure, procedures and service charges to become more competitive, he added.

Dinh Vu, an area developed as the port's international gateway, has the capacity to receive over one million TEUs of containers per year. ― VNS

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