First northern seaport handles 1 million TEUs of goods in a year

November, 22/2021 - 13:16

Tân Vũ Port, a branch of Hải Phòng Port based in Đình Vũ Industrial Park of the northern port city of Hải Phòng, handled its 1 millionth TEU of goods on November 20.

 

Ceremony to welcome the 1 millionth TEUs of goods in Tân Vũ Port. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Ngọc

HẢI PHÒNG — Tân Vũ Port, a branch of Hải Phòng Port based in Đình Vũ Industrial Park of the northern port city of Hải Phòng, handled its 1 millionth TEU of goods on November 20.

This is the first time a port in northern Việt Nam has handled one million TEUs in a year, especially amid congestion and disruption in the supply chain in various places across the globe.

Deputy Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Thọ underlined that after 145 years of development, Hải Phòng Port has upheld its role as a leading seaport in the country’s northern region.

As of the end of October 2021, it had handled 24 million tonnes of goods, a year-on-year rise of 8 per cent. The port fulfilled its operation plan for the entire year in September.

In the past five years, Tân Vũ Port handled an average 930,000 TEUs of container cargo each year.

Leaders of the port have devised flexible measures to enhance efficiency and safety, notably information technology application.

The construction of Lạch Huyện gateway seaport of Hải Phòng Port is set to begin in the first quarter of 2022, which is hoped to open up more opportunities for the locality. — VNS

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