According to the Ministry of Transport, Vietnam currently has 34 seaports, including 2 special class seaports, 11 class 1 seaports, 7 class 2 seaports and 14 class 3 seaports. Besides, Vietnam has 3 seaports that can receive large tonnage ships.
According to the latest update of the list of 100 seaports with the largest cargo traffic in the world by Lloyd Maritime Company (UK), Vietnam currently has 3 seaports in the top 50 seaports with the largest cargo traffic in the world.
The Port of Saigon ranks 20th, Hai Phong Port 31st and Port of Cai Mep 42nd in the list of 100 seaports with the largest port traffic in the world.
Moreover, according to Lloyd, these seaports are all capable of receiving super-heavy ships. Accordingly, the ports of Saigon, Port of Hai Phong and Port of Cai Mep are among the best seaports in the world that can receive super-heavy ships.
In addition, these three seaports of Vietnam are also in the top 10 seaports with the largest port traffic in Southeast Asia.
According to the Vietnam Maritime Administration, the Port of Saigon can receive ships of up to 60,000 DWT tonnage entering Tan Thuan 2 wharf, K12B wharf and K12C wharf at Tan Thuan Wharf. With the existing infrastructure, the Port of Saigon is the first port in the Ho Chi Minh City area to receive ships of up to 60,000 DWT.
Accordingly, in addition to fully meeting the technical requirements of seaport security for receiving large ships to reduce the cargo, the Port of Saigon also enjoys advantages and experience in general cargo operations to meet Good for larger trains, ensuring a high loading and unloading productivity, fast ship release time, increasing competitive value for customers’ goods, increasing in the region, helping to boost import and export business. HCMC’s overall economic development.
According to Hai Phong City Portal, with synchronous, modern and advanced facilities and equipment, Tan Cang Hai Phong International Container Terminal (TC-HICT) has become the leading seaport in Hai Phong in terms of cargo handling. It is the first and only deep water port in the north to enter the top seaport in the world that can receive large tonnage vessels.
From the beginning of 2022 to now, TC-HICT has continuously welcomed new maritime service routes, and on October 31, 2022, the port successfully welcomed the Wanhai A07 vessel with a capacity of 13,000 teus containers, equivalent to 143,000 DWT. Thus, with the reception of large ships entering the port, the ships can operate directly from TC-HICT without having to transship through other ports in Asia or Europe.
According to the Ministry of Transport, Cai Mep – Thi Vai International Port (CMIT) has extended the trial period to welcome container ships with a tonnage of more than 214,000 DWT until the end of June 2023. This is positive information for the port to develop its strengths in the coming period. can reinforce and propagate.
If CMIT received ships with a tonnage of 132,000 DWT in 2011, CMIT has been able to receive superships with a tonnage of more than 214,000 DWT from 2020 to now.