Long An international port to be expanded

Monday, Mar 01, 2021 18:18

A corner of the Long An international port. — VNA/VNS Photo Bui Giang

Dong Tam Group (DTG) has announced it is completing the remaining legal procedures to expand the Long An international port, enabling its berths No. 8 and No.9 to receive 100,000DWT ships.

The project is scheduled to be completed in 2023, lifting the total length of the wharf system to 2,368m, enabling the handling of more than 80 million tonnes of goods per year.

DTG also has a plan to build a terminal serving ships transporting gas, oil and other liquids, turning Long An international port into a multi-purpose seaport.

Long An international port covers an area of 147 ha, including seven wharves with a total length of 1,670m, which are capable of receiving 30,000-70,000 DWT ships, and four barge berths able to accommodate barges of 2,000 tonnes. It boasts experience in handling super-sized and super-weight items which require complex cargo handling.

In 2020, the port signed strategic co-operation agreements with partners in the Mekong Delta region, helping businesses reduce costs, improve competitiveness and maximise operational efficiency.

Previously, on January 22, a strategic co-operation agreement was signed between representatives of the port and those from units specialising in developing major wind power projects in Viet Nam. — VNS

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