|Nam Đình Vũ Port. - VNA/VNS Photo An Đăng|Viet Nam News
HẢI PHÒNG — Singapore’s Gemadept and Sao Đỏ Group put Nam Đình Vũ Port’s first stage into operation in Nam Đình Vũ Industrial Park on May 7.
The port is located in the northern city of Hải Phòng.
This is the seventh port of Gemadept, with a capacity to accommodate vessels weighing up to 40,000 tonnes.
The port covers an area of 65ha with a 1,500m wharf, costing a total of VNĐ6 trillion.
The second stage of the project is expected to begin in the third quarter of this year. By 2020, it will become the largest deep-water port in Đình Vũ Industrial Park.
General Director of Gemadept Vietnam Đỗ Văn Minh said the volume of containers handled via Hải Phòng ports had grown by 15 per cent annually over the past five years. It is predicted that 100 million tonnes of cargo will be handled via Hải Phòng ports this year.
"Therefore, the construction of Nam Đình Vũ Port and Lạch Huyện international port in Hải Phòng will ease pressure on inland ports and traffic as well as improve the capacity of cargo handling," said Minh.
Director of the Vietnam Maritime Administration, Nguyễn Xuân Sang, said Nam Đình Vũ was the nearest to other ports in Hải Phòng while infrastructure in the port had favourable linkage with the national traffic system, including Hà Nội-Hải Phòng and Hải Phòng-Hạ Long highways. This makes the port an ideal transit in the global logistics chain, he added. — VNS