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Goods pass through busy seaports, signaling a breakthrough in maritime in 2023


According to a report by the Vietnam Maritime Administration (Ministry of Transport), the volume of goods imported and exported by sea of Vietnam to the US market is currently ranked 2nd in Asia (after China). This is the basis for affirming the capacity of domestic seaports, creating a premise for shipping lines to use Vietnamese seaports as an important transshipment point in the global shipping chain.

Growing bigger and bigger

By the beginning of 2023, Vietnam's seaport infrastructure system has developed to a modern scale, contributing to improving service quality and competitiveness of Vietnam's seaports and coasts. Notably, there are many professional port operators and large shipping lines from many countries that have invested in building and operating seaports in Vietnam.

  Goods pass through the busy seaport, signaling a breakthrough in the maritime industry in 2023.

According to the review of the Vietnam Maritime Administration, so far in Ba Ria - Vung Tau province, PSA - Singapore Group (the world's number 3 port operator) has invested and exploited SP-PSA port; APMT Group - Denmark (the world's No. 2 port operator) has invested in CMIT Port and Hutchison Port Holding - Hong Kong Group (the world's No. 1 seaport operator) has also invested in SITV port. . In addition, major shipping lines in the world have also invested in and exploited many other seaports such as: Mitsui O.S.K line (Japan), Wanhai Lines (Taiwan) investing and operating international container terminals. Tan Cang - Cai Mep economic zone; MOL, NYK shipping lines invest in Lach Huyen port (Hai Phong)…

For groups of seaports, domestic shipping and maritime operators have also made certain investments in infrastructure and facilities, which can meet the needs of their customers. cargo demand, seaport development. Typically, the two largest seaport groups in Vietnam today, group 1 and 4, have both developed and invested. With the group of seaports No. 1, the capacity and organization of port operations have been significantly improved at the new terminals, reaching an increase in container handling capacity from 500 - 800 Teus (1 Teus is equal to 1 container of 39 m3 of volume). ) to 1,000 - 1,200 Teus per meter long berth. Seaport group 4 is the most developed group of seaports in the country, concentrated in the area of Ho Chi Minh City and Cai Mep - Thi Vai (Vung Tau), with more than 100 wharves and 220 wharves nearly 40,000 m long.

Among these seaports, many ports are invested in a synchronous and modern scale in loading and unloading equipment, handling capacity up to regional and international standards, and quick release time of cargo ships. Specifically, Cat Lai Port (Ho Chi Minh City) is the largest container port in the country, receiving ships from 20,000 to 30,000 tons. Asian country.

Particularly, Cai Mep - Thi Vai port area is the largest deep-water port in the country, currently able to receive the world's largest vessel to load and unload cargo. In 2022, Cai Mep port area has established 22 routes to the Americas, 2 routes to Europe and 10 routes to intra-Asia, an increase of 3 times compared to 2013 (in 2018 there were 8 routes to America and Europe). ...