Danang port has planned to handle 4.2 million tonnes of cargo in 2012, up 11 percent from 2011.
To meet this target, Danang has developed specific plans for each affiliated member, focusing on continued investment in infrastructure to increase productivity and reduce costs. The city will accelerate communication campaigns to polish the port’s image in the process of international integration.
The largest port in the central region aims to modernize its facilities to boost the exchange of goods, develop its economy and transport transit goods between neighboring countries and other nations along the East West Economic Corridor (EWEC).
Local authorities have invested in modern equipment to improve the port's capacity, expecting Tien Sa port to handle more than 4.5 million tonnes of cargo per year.
Next year, the port will dredge areas along quays to receive large cargo ships. It is expected to receive the 252 metre long, 32.2 metre wide 75,000 DWT COSTA VICTORIA, carrying 2,400 passengers.
In 2011, Danang port handled 3.85 million tonnes of cargo, up 16.6 percent from the previous year, of which container cargo reached 114,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit), up 28 percent.
Key items exported through the port include toys, mineral ore, garments and textiles, footwear, and seafood. A number of enterprises including Keyhinge Toys Vietnam, Transcend, Rieker Vietnam, and the Hoa Tho Garment and Textile Company, have recorded significant export volumes through the port.