Two Vietnamese ports among top 49 busiest container ports in 2022

Sunday, 28/08/2022 10:30
Two local seaports have been named among the top 49 biggest & busiest container ports this year, as complied by World Shipping Council, a global organisation headquartered in Washington, Brussels, and Singapore.

Saigon Port in Ho Chi Minh City  (Photo: VOV)

The list compiles a total of 49 ports ranked by the volume of container traffic represented in million TEU. The period of measuring dates is from 2016 to 2020.

The Port of Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City ranked 26th place in the list, with the site being the main trade hub and accounting for roughly two-thirds of the economy of southern Vietnam.

The Port of Saigon consists of a network of several smaller ports located around the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City. Some of the most prominent container terminals of this port include the Cai Mep terminal which is a deep-water terminal suitable for both American and Australian freight ships, as well as the Cat Lai container terminal which handles only freight liners that make use of low-depth channels like many Asian liners.

Furthermore, the Port of Hai Phong makes up the busiest and largest container port in northern Vietnam. Built with high safety standards, the port features a range of modern equipment which makes it suitable for both domestic and international trade and cargo transport.

The Port of Hai Phong consists of three major terminals, including Chua Ve Terminal, Tan Vu Terminal, and Hoang Dieu Terminal.

The infrastructure of the northern port includes 21 berths, 39 portal cranes, eight gantry cranes, 33 wheel gantry cranes, 10 rubber-tired gantries, and about 140 container tractors and forklifts./.

CPV (Source: VOV)