Da Nang port in the central city of Da Nang handled 23,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of containers in July, the highest ever recorded so far, representing a year-on-year rise of 42 percent.

The figure raised the total volume of containers the port processed over the past seven months to 127,700 TEUs, up nearly 44 percent on an annual basis.

The port is targeting to handle 220,000 TEUs by the year’s end, which could be reached given it has pumped heavy investments in building infrastructure, modernizing equipment, training human resources and bettering services.

Under the seaport development plan until 2020, Da Nang port will build a new wharf designed for handling container vessels of 3,000-5,000 TEUs.

The port is part of the logistics supply chain in the Central-Central Highlands region.-VNA