Vietnamese port launches container handling service

Vietnam’s Long An International Port began container operations on June 24 after eight years of construction.

Long An International Port is part of the 19.35 km² project cluster in Can Giuoc District, Long An Province, which consists of 3.96 km² industrial park, 2.39 km² industrial service area, 11.45 km² urban area and in particular the 1.47 km² large seaport.

The port is the flagship project of Dongtam Group’s master development plan in Long An Province and was established on December 24, 2015 through a US$500 million investment by Dong Tam Group.

When completed, the Long An International Port is expected to have a total of 10 berths with a continuous length of 2,368 meters and be able to accommodate vessels of up to 100,000 DWT deadweight.

In the first phase, the port will start its container handling with seven berths, with the total length from the first to the seventh berth being 1,670 meters. In the next phase of development, Long An International Port will expand to ten berths, including a berth specializing in LPG/LPG, three mooring buoys and a large cruise ship berth.

Dongtam Group has invested heavily in the port’s storage and yard space of up to 1 million square meters, fleet of trucks, advanced equipment and facilities. The port now has a fleet of six STS cranes and 18 RTG cranes manufactured and assembled by Mitsui E&S Machinery in Japan.

Dongtam Group intends to further invest in container equipment in the future and aim for a capacity of 1 million TEU.

On June 24, Dongtam Group, Mitsubishi Corporation – Japan and consulting partner GreenBank signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for research, strategy consulting and service development for Long An International Port.

“This agreement is expected to pave the way for many opportunities for cooperation and help achieve the target of 1 million TEU by 2030,” Dongtam Group stressed, adding that the port is built to accommodate it provide a comprehensive range of port and logistics services, including transport, warehousing and warehousing. The company will keep expanding its investments to meet operational safety standards and fully satisfy customer needs.

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