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Lao-Viet International Port receives first container ship

Malie Nguyen Malie Nguyen

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April 12, 2021 | 08:32

Lao-Viet International Port JSC and Tan Cang Shipping held a ceremony on April 10 to receive the first container ship at Lao-Viet International Port (Vung Ang Port).

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Lao-Viet International Port receives first container ship
The first container ship received at Lao-Viet International Port (Vung Ang Port). Photo: Nhan Dan Newspaper

Lao-Viet International Port JSC and Tan Cang Shipping held a ceremony on April 10 to receive the first container ship at Lao-Viet International Port (Vung Ang Port).

Lao-Viet International Port receives first container ship
Photo: Tapchicongthuong

The shipment was transported by Tan Cang – Northern Logistics JSC from Tan Cang Port in Hai Phong to Lao-Viet International Port in Ha Tinh Province, Nhan Dan Newspaper reported.

Lao-Viet International Port receives first container ship
The overview of the ceremony. Photo: Baogiaothong

Vung Ang Port is an international seaport serving cargo transportation to Laos, Northeastern Thailand, and the central provinces of Vietnam. The port can accommodate cargo ships of up to 50,000 DWT and container ships of up to 2,000 TEU.

Lao-Viet International Port receives first container ship
Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Nhat appreciated the efforts by Lao-Viet International Port JSC, Tan Cang Shipping, and relevant agencies in Ha Tinh to organize the reception of the first container ship. Photo: Baogiaothong

Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Nhat appreciated the efforts by Lao-Viet International Port JSC, Tan Cang Shipping, and relevant agencies in Ha Tinh to organize the reception of the first container ship at Vung Ang Port.

Lao-Viet International Port receives first container ship
Photo: Baogiaothong

He noted that investment in the industry with a focus on the Vung Ang economic zone and the sea-based economy is necessary for Ha Tinh to make economic breakthroughs.

The transport route of Tan Cang Shipping through Vung Ang Port is the concretization of the project on promoting logistics services in Ha Tinh Province until 2030 and the initial result of the cooperation between Saigon Newport Corporation and the People’s Committee of Ha Tinh in early 2021.

Earlier, Laos - Viet International Port Joint Stock Company held a ceremony to receive the first container ship of 2021 at Vung Ang port in Vung Ang economic zone, Ha Tinh Province’s Ky Anh Town, according to Sggpnews.

At the ceremony, leaders of Ha Tinh Minerals and Trading Corporation, Laos - Vietnam International Port Joint Stock Company, and functional agencies pressed the button to launch the first cargo loading and unloading codes in 2021, offered flowers to congratulate the shipowner, the officers, and workers on duty here.

Lao-Viet International Port receives first container ship
Laos - Viet International Port Joint Stock Company held a ceremony to receive the first container ship of 2021 at Vung Ang port in Vung Ang economic zone, Ha Tinh Province’s Ky Anh Town. Photo: Sggpnews

The ship has a tonnage of more than 22,332 tons, transporting 18,500 tons of woodchips overseas.

According to the Director of Laos - Vietnam International Port Joint Stock Company Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan, despite facing many difficulties and challenges last year, the company had made more efforts to seek new sources of goods and customers. The volume of goods the company exported and imported through Vung Ang Port reached more than 3.3 million tons bringing the turnover of VND182.8 billion (US$7,9 million).

It is expected that the port will handle more than 3.6 million tons of goods earning VND195 billion (US$8,4 million) in revenue in 2021.

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