|Tân Cảng-Cái Mép International Terminal, the second largest container port in Việt Nam, has handled nearly 4.5 million TEUs since it officially began operating on January 15, 2011. — Photo bariavungtau.com.vn|
HCM CITY – The year will go down in the history of the Tân Cảng-Cái Mép International Terminal (TCIT) as the port handled its one millionth TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) for 2016, following six years of operation.
TCIT in southern Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province is a deep-water port near the confluence of the Cái Mép and Thị Vải rivers.
The terminal has handled nearly 4.5 million TEUs since it officially began operating on January 15, 2011, but this is the first time it received one million TEUs in a single year.
It is currently the second largest container port in Việt Nam, following Tân Cảng Cát Lái based in District 2 of Hồ Chí Minh City.
The terminal is a joint venture between Saigon Newport Corporation and three partners -- Mitsui O.S.K Line (Japan), Hanjin Transportation (the Republic of Korea) and Wanhai Lines (China’s Taiwan).
TCIT and Tân Cảng-Cái Mép Thị Vải form a continuous port complex of Saigon Newport Corporation in the province.
The port, some 70km from the centre of Hồ Chí Minh City, is connected by road to industrial parks in the province and nearby Bình Dương and Đồng Nai provinces. It is also favourable for linking with other ports in the Mekong Delta, such as Cao Lãnh and Sa Đéc in Đồng Tháp Province, Mỹ Thời in An Giang Province, and Cái Cui in Cần Thơ City.
The terminal is a popular point of transit for goods traded between Việt Nam and Cambodia. — VNS