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12 August 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 08:03 GMT+2



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MSC and VIMC partner in a project to build a large container transhipment terminal in Vietnam

Seven phases planned to build 7.2 kilometers of docks able to handle up to 15 million teu per year

The Swiss shipowning group Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and the Vietnamese maritime-port group Vietnam Maritime Corporation (VIMC), through its port subsidiary Saigon Port, have a project underway to build a large container terminal in Can Giò district (Ho Chi Minh City) on an area of 570 hectares. The project involves an investment of six billion dollars to build 7.2 kilometers of docks in deep waters capable of receiving container ships of the capacity of 24 thousand teu and enliven a traffic annual containerized up to 15 million teu.

The new terminal, located in an area with little subject to movement of tide and winds, it would be proposed as a new hub of transhipment in the region and in direct competition with the port of Singapore.

The project, which was presented by the Committee of the People of Ho Chi Minh City to hanoi government, provides seven phases of construction, with the first that would be started in 2024 and completed in 2027, while the last one should be completed in 2040.






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