|A corner of the deep-water Nam Đình Vũ port. — Photo gemadept.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HẢI PHÒNG — After three months in operation, the Nam Đình Vũ container terminal, in its first stage of operation, has received 35 ships and handled 25,000 TEU in total, with average crane productivity amounting to 50 moves per hour, a high productivity in the region.
Located in Nam Đình Vũ industrial park in the northern port city of Hải Phòng, it is the seventh port operated by Gemadept Corporation, a leading Vietnamese firm in port operation and logistics.
Costing a total of VNĐ6 trillion (US$257.95 million), the 65-ha port will ultimately have 1,500m of wharf and will be capable of accommodating vessels of up to 40,000 tonnes.
After the first stage, built with an investment of VNĐ1.7 trillion, the facility now has a 450m-long wharf and can handle 500,000 TEU per year.
The second stage of the project is expected to begin in the third quarter this year. By 2020, it will become the largest deep-water port in Đình Vũ, Hải Phòng.
General Director of Gemadept Vietnam Đỗ Văn Minh said the volume of containers handled via ports in Hải Phòng has grown by 15 per cent annually over the past five years. It is forecast to reach 100 million tonnes of cargo 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 and improve the capacity of cargo handling.
Nam Đình Vũ is the nearest to the sea compared to other ports in Hải Phòng. It is easily accessible with links to the Hà Nội – Hải Phòng and Hải Phòng – Hạ Long expressways, making it an ideal transit link in the global logistics chain. — VNS