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Efficient Ba Ria-Vung Tau port facilitates exports

Update: September, 26/2012 - 10:40

BA RIA – VUNG TAU (VNS)— The time taken the Cai Mep International Terminal to upload cargo on to vessels operating on the direct route to the US has been reduced remarkably to 45.63 moves per hour per berth crane.

Operating at this capacity, the terminal last week completed uploading 2,239 containers on to the US-bound Maersk Beumont within 14 hours. Normally, it takes vessels almost a day to have cargo uploaded from Vietnamese ports before long voyages.

The terminal's capacity is expected to facilitate shipments of Vietnamese cargo to the US and European countries.

The Cai Mep International Terminal is located in coastal Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province, 80km away from HCM City. The port has a capacity of 1.1 billion TEUs, a 600m-long wharf and a 14m-deep channel. It can accommodate vessels up to 160,000DWT.

The port was put into official use in December last year, improving Vietnamese port logistics considerably.-VNS

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