Hai Phong international terminal welcomes first container ship

10:04 | 09/05/2019 Economy- Society

The Hai Phong International Container Terminal (HICT) of the Tan Cang Sai Gon Corporation welcomed its first container ship on May 7.

Wan Hai 805 at the Hai Phong International Container Terminal - Photo: Tuoi Tre

With a capacity of nearly 12,000 TEUs, Wan Hai 805 became the first and largest container ship anchored at the northern port to date.

The ship, belonging to a joint venture of Wan Hai Lines from Taiwan (China), COSCO Shipping from China, and Pacific International Lines from Singapore, provides direct services from the northern region of Vietnam to the west coast of the US.

Its service helps cut freight time from 25 to 19 days compared with the previous method of trans-shipment at foreign ports.

Deputy Transport Minister Nguyen Van Cong said that the birth of the HICT marked an important milestone in the development of the deep-water port system in northern Vietnam in general and Hai Phong city in particular.

The welcoming of container ship Wan Hai 805 makes the HICT one of the 20 largest ports in the world, he added.

Theo NDO/VNA