Viet Nam News
QUẢNG NGÃI – Dung Quất Economic Zone will develop specialised lines at ports to serve container ships due to a high demand on transporting goods containers.
This was announced by the management board of Dung Quất Economic Zone.
At present, seaports in the economic zone do not have lines serving container ships, creating pressure on the management of the zone.
Investors have also proposed ports for container ships to reduce transportation costs for investment projects in Dung Quất Economic Zone as well as industrial parks in Quảng Ngãi Province. Now, containers of export goods must be transported to Đà Nẵng or some neighbouring seaports in the central region.
Đàm Minh Lễ, deputy director of the management board of Dung Quất Economic Zone and industrial zones in Quảng Ngãi Province, said Hòa Phát Dung Quất Iron and Steel Complex and a number of other projects were strongly developed.
Moreover, the volume of goods at the Việt Nam-Singapore Industrial Park has increased rapidly, while a series of economic zones in the region have large volumes of cargo. The volume of goods passing through Dung Quất port has thus created demand for building lines for containers at ports, he said.
The management board has called on port operators to open lines at ports for container services this year.
Dung Quất Economic Zone has eight ports, seven of which are functional, including Hào Hưng, PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation (PTSC), Gemadept, Doosan, Dung Quất oil refinery and Dung Quất Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd. One specialised port is under construction by Hòa Phát Steel Joint Stock Company.
General ports such as Hào Hưng, PTSC and Gemadept can receive 50,000-70,000 DWT vessels. The cargo output at Dung Quất Economic Zone is over 17 million tonnes annually. The products and material imported and exported through the ports include wood chips, fuel oil, household products and garments.
Meanwhile, Dung Quất Economic Zone is yet to develop logistics services. Only PTSC has provided services on customs procedures for the import and export of goods through Dung Quất port. The port doesnot have warehouses either.
At present, the management board is focused on creating favourable conditions for operation of the deep-water ports, aiming to turn the ports to a huge advantage point for the development of Dung Quất Economic Zone. - VNS