Opening of deepwater container terminal in Vietnam

Vietnam’s first deepwater container terminal was inaugurated in the Ba Ria Vung Tau province.

“With this port, the first direct shipping service from Vietnam to North America is possible,” said Deputy Minister of Transport Tran Doan Tho during the inauguration ceremony. Importers and exporters now have direct access to the west coast of USA in about 15 days. The opening of the SP-PSA International Port on the Cai Mep-Thi Vai River in Tan Thanh District featured the arrival of the 288-metre-long containership, ‘APL Alexandrite’, the largest ever boxship to call at a Vietnamese port.

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