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Sơn Dương deep-water port ready to receive 28 million tonnes of cargo this year

Update: January, 07/2019 - 07:00
Formosa Hà Tĩnh said the Sơn Dương deep-water port has completed construction of 12 wharves. - Photo infonet.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The Sơn Dương deep-water port in Hà Tĩnh Province is expected to receive 28 million tonnes of cargo from roughly 1,500 ships in 2019, according to the Formosa Hà Tĩnh Company.

In 2018, the port welcomed more than 21.6 million tonnes of cargo from 1,095 ships.

The main imports at the port were ore, coal and equipment for production at the Formosa Hà Tĩnh Steel Corporation (FHS). The port also processed the exports of FHS’s rolled steel and wooden chips, reported infonet.vn.

The cargo volume that passed through the seaport was at a record high last year because FHS Company came into stable production, increasing demand for imports of raw materials. Exports of finished products also increased, accounting for 80 per cent of the total company’s output.

On January 3, Formosa Hà Tĩnh said the water port had completed construction of 12 wharves and was equipped with 19 modern cargo-handling machines.

The port is under the project of Formosa’s iron and steel complex in the province’s Vũng Áng economic zone. It sits on an area of more than 1,018.3 hectares and can receive ships transporting iron ore and coal with a capacity of up to 200,000 tonnes. — VNS

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