At the inauguration ceremony (Source: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA) – Tan Cang – Cai Cui Port was inaugurated at a ceremony in Cai Rang district, the Mekong Delta City of Can Tho on December 6.

The event, organised by Tan Cang Shipping Company, was attended by officials from the Southwestern Steering Committee, ministries, sectors, and local and regional authorities.

In the first phrase, Tan Cang – Cai Cui Port covers an area of over seven hectares and can receive ships with capacity of up to 20,000 tonnes. It has 6,000 square metres of storage area equipped with modern loading equipment. 

On October 24, the port received its first container ship from Hai Phong port to Can Tho City through the Quan Chanh Bo canal in Tra Vinh province, marking a milestone in connecting the northern economic zone and the Mekong Delta region. So far, six container ships have anchored at the port.

According to Vice Director General of Tan Cang Sai Gon Company Ngo Quang Chung, the company will continue investing in the port to make sure it will operate in a more professional, effective and convenient manner.

It also looks to launch ships carrying goods directly from the Mekong Delta to the regional ports, as part of activities to implement the agreements reached at the World Economic Forum (WEF)-Mekong Conference, Chung said.-VNA