Son Duong deep-water port ready to receive 28 million tonnes of cargo this year

Monday, Jan 07, 2019 08:08

Formosa Ha Tinh said the Son Duong deep-water port has completed construction of 12 wharves. — Photo

The Son Duong deep-water port in Ha Tinh Province is expected to receive 28 million tonnes of cargo from roughly 1,500 ships in 2019, according to the Formosa Ha Tinh Company.

In 2018, the port welcomed more than 21.6 million tonnes of cargo from 1,095 ships.

The main imports at the port were ore, coal and equipment for production at the Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corporation (FHS). The port also processed the exports of FHS’s rolled steel and wooden chips, reported

The cargo volume that passed through the seaport was at a record high last year because FHS Company came into stable production, increasing demand for imports of raw materials. Exports of finished products also increased, accounting for 80 per cent of the total company’s output.

On January 3, Formosa Ha Tinh said the water port had completed construction of 12 wharves and was equipped with 19 modern cargo-handling machines.

The port is under the project of Formosa’s iron and steel complex in the province’s Vung Ang economic zone. It sits on an area of more than 1,018.3 hectares and can receive ships transporting iron ore and coal with a capacity of up to 200,000 tonnes. — VNS

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