At the Da Nang port (Source: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA) - Da Nang port in the central city of Da Nang has handled nearly 5 million tonnes of cargo so far this year, representing a year-on-year rise of 13 percent.

The growth was seen in the volume of cement, fertilizer, iron ore, iron and steel.

In the reviewed period, the port welcomed over 640 container ships, with the total volume of nearly 210,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), up 21.3 percent compared to the same period last year.

In an effort to improve the service quality, the port has put into use two conveyors to handle an average of 12,000 tonnes of woodchip per day. In 2016, the volume of woodchip handled at the port is estimated at 900,000 tonnes.

It has accelerated the second phase of a project to expand Tien Sa Port for accommodating 70,000 DWT vessels, 50,000 DWT container ships and 10,000 GT passenger ships.

As part of the logistics supply chain in the Central-Central Highlands region, Da Nang port aims to handle 7 million tonnes of cargo and 300,000 TEUs of container this year.-VNA