The management board of Da Nang port in the central city of Da Nang is focusing on the second phase of the Tien Sa port upgrade, aiming to better manage container goods.

When completed at an estimated cost of nearly 1 trillion VND (47 million USD) in 2018, the Tien Sa port is expected to be able receive 50,000 DWT vessels.

Additionally, the port authorities are paying more attention to developing logistics services as a part of its future strategic direction. They are seeking investors to build a logistics service centre on a 20h plot of land in Hoa Vang District.

As the projects are fulfilled and commissioned, they will improve the capacity of the Da Nang port and the quality of its services, contributing to reducing the overload of container ships.

In 2014, nearly 130 billion VND was dedicated to building infrastructure, modernising equipment, training human resources and improving service quality in the port.

The port of Da Nang has handled over 1 million tonnes of cargo thus far this year, a 3 percent annual increase. The number of containers transported through the port increased 22.4 percent compared to the same period last year.

The port’s management board aims to handle 6.5 million tonnes of cargo this year with the intent to make the port one of the ten leading container ports in Vietnam.

Under the seaport development plan through 2020, the Da Nang port will construct a new wharf capable of handling container vessels of 3,000-5,000 TEUs.

Da Nang port, which comprises of the deep-water Tien Sa seaport and the Han River Port, is an essential component of the logistics supply chain in the Central-Central Highlands region.-VNA