Nam Dinh Vu deep-water port begins operations

Tuesday, May 08, 2018 11:59

Nam Dinh Vu Port. — VNA/VNS Photo An Dang

Singapore’s Gemadept and Sao Do Group put Nam Dinh Vu Port’s first stage into operation in Nam Dinh Vu Industrial Park on May 7.

The port is located in the northern city of Hai Phong.

This is the seventh port of Gemadept, with a capacity to accommodate vessels weighing up to 40,000 tonnes.

The port covers an area of 65ha with a 1,500m wharf, costing a total of VND6 trillion.

The second stage of the project is expected to begin in the third quarter of this year. By 2020, it will become the largest deep-water port in Dinh Vu Industrial Park.

General Director of Gemadept Vietnam Do Van Minh said the volume of containers handled via Hai Phong ports had grown by 15 per cent annually over the past five years. It is predicted that 100 million tonnes of cargo will be handled via Hai Phong ports this year.

"Therefore, the construction of Nam Dinh Vu Port and Lach Huyen international port in Hai Phong will ease pressure on inland ports and traffic as well as improve the capacity of cargo handling," said Minh.

Director of the Vietnam Maritime Administration, Nguyen Xuan Sang, said Nam Dinh Vu was the nearest to other ports in Hai Phong while infrastructure in the port had favourable linkage with the national traffic system, including Ha Noi-Hai Phong and Hai Phong-Ha Long highways. This makes the port an ideal transit in the global logistics chain, he added. — VNS

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