12-ha inland container depot opens in northern region hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - The Ministry of Transport has announced the opening of the Long Bien inland container depot (ICD) - the seventh of its kind in Vietnam’s northern region.

Located at the Sai Dong B Industrial Park in Hanoi’s Long Bien district, the 12-hectare port was invested in by the Hateco Logistics Joint Stock Company.

The company has been asked to complete procedures regarding land use rights and to ensure the firefighting system on the premises meets relevant standards prior to official operations beginning.

With 50,000 square metres for warehouses, the port is projected to handle about 135,000 TEUs each year. 

According to the Vietnam Maritime Administration, the country is now home to eight container depots and 16 checkpoints with similar functions.

One port and nine checkpoints are in the south, while the central region is yet to have either./.