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HICT receives large vessel
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HICT receives large vessel

The Saigon Times Daily

Wan Hai 805 arrives at Tan Cang-Haiphong International Container Terminal in Haiphong City today, May 7 - PHOTO: HICT

HCMC - Tan Cang-Haiphong International Container Terminal (HICT) in the northern port city of Haiphong today, May 7, welcomed Wan Hai 805, a vessel with a capacity of more than 11,900 TEUs.

The container vessel, weighing in at over 132,000 DWT and stretching 330 meters in length, is operated by a consortium of Taiwan’s Wan Hai Lines, China’s Cosco Shipping Lines and Singapore’s Pacific International Lines.

The vessel is operated on a new direct route from northern Vietnam to the United States, reducing the travel time from 25 days to 19 days.

Its arrival confirms HICT’s capability of accommodating large vessels. This sets a milestone for the development of the direct transport of containers from not only HICT but also northern Vietnam to ports in the United States and Europe without transiting at ports in other countries.

The deployment of this direct service has helped reduce logistics costs, enhance the competitiveness of Vietnamese enterprises and attract investment, especially foreign direct investment.

On April 11, HICT welcomed the Northern Jaguar, with a capacity of over 8,800 TEUs, deadweight of 108,700 DWT and a length of 334 meters.

Shortly after being put into operation on May 13 last year, HICT has continuously welcomed large vessels.

Currently, HICT serves six regular routes per week, including two Trans-Pacific direct routes, two routes to India and two Intra-Asia routes.

HICT will continue improving its services to accommodate more large vessels, turning it into a major deep-water terminal in Vietnam and the world.

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