The Hai Phong port in the northern city of the same name handled 19.6 million tonnes of goods in 2014, up by 4.2 percent from a year ago and generating 1.56 trillion VND (73.32 million USD) in revenue.

The result is attributed to the application of a new management model, facilitating customers. The port established a hotline to swiftly address clients’ difficulties and applied the one-stop shop mechanism, said Nguyen Hung Viet, Director General of the Hai Phong Port.

The port built new port system of seven wharves with a total length of 1,405m in Dinh Vu, capable of handling 15 million tonnes of goods a year.

Viet said the port could receive 220m-long, 40,000 DWT vessels.

In addition to the Hai Phong Port, the city has eight others, including Vat Cach, Dinh Vu and Nam Dinh Vu, Song Cam, Dien Dien, Doan Xa, Hai An and a port for seafood.

The complex of ports in Hai Phong City makes it the biggest in the northern area and the second largest in the country.-VNA