Hai Phong international terminal welcomes super-heavy vessels hinh anh 1At Hai Phong port (Photo: VNA)

Hai Phong (VNA) - The Cang Hai Phong International Container Terminal Co., Ltd (TC-HICT) on May 19 berthed a super tonnage ship called ONE CONTRIBUTION.

TC-HICT had already successfully berthed a mother vessel, CSCL BOHAI SEA, of COSCO shipping, which directly connects Hai Phong and California, in late April.
With a capacity of 8,560 TEUs and a length of 316 metres, ONE CONTRIBUTION is one of 11 super-heavy vessels belonging to a joint venture between Taiwan (China)’s Yang Ming, Japan’s ONE, Germany’s LIoyd, and HMM from the Republic of Korea. It provides direct services from the northern and southern regions of Vietnam to the west coast of the US.

TC-HICT is a joint venture between the Tan Cang Saigon (Saigon Newport) Corporation, MOL Shipping and the Itochu Group from Japan, and Wan Hai Lines Ltd. from Taiwan.

Commencing operations on May 13, 2018, TC-HICT is the first deep-water port in the northern key economic region and boasts two 750-metre-long container terminals, a 13.4-metre-deep access channel, and a 660-metre turning basin.

The port can accommodate mother vessels of up to 12,000 TEUs and ensure a cargo throughput of 1.1 million TEUs each year.

TC-HICT currently provides eight direct service routes a week, including three trans-Pacific routes, two to India, and three intra-Asia routes for Vietnam’s exports and imports, shortening the lead time by three to five days compared to current services and substantially minimising logistics costs and risks./.