Ho Chi Minh City on January 30 officially opened a new container port, the Saigon Premier Container Terminal (SPCT), after three years of construction.
Covering an area of 23 hectares in Nha Be district’s Hiep Phuoc industrial zone, the specialised container terminal has a handling capacity of 1.5 million TEUs a year. One TEU is equal to a twenty-foot container.
The terminal has two wharves capable of handling large container ships and a spacious container yard which has enough space for up to 15,000 containers of 20 feet. It is, therefore, expected to facilitate exports and imports of seafood and agricultural products from Mekong delta provinces.
After being put into operation, the new port will enable vessels from the East Sea to reach the city through the Soai Rap river instead of the overcrowded Long Tau River.