Viet Nam home to 296 sea terminals
The Ministry of Transport has recently decided to add ten new seaports to the list of Vietnamese terminals, bringing the total to 296.
The new seaports are Nosco seaport in Quang Ninh province, Long Son general seaport in Thanh Hoa province, Hai Ha-Quang Tri petrol seaport in Quang Tri province, Pacific Petro seaport in Tien Giang province, Giao Long Terminal in Ben Tre province, Duyen Hai Thermal Power Plants Port in Tra Vinh province, Gemadept-Terminal Link and Cai Mep General Port in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, Dinh Vu VIMC Port and FGG Port in Hai Phong City.
The northern city of Hai Phong has the biggest number of seaports with 52, followed by the southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province with 48.
In Q1, the volume of cargo passing through Viet Nam’s ports reached nearly 180 million tons, with container cargo growth rate up 6 percent against the same period last year.
With a coastline of over 3260 km, Viet Nam boasts for great potential to develop seaports. Viet Nam’s biggest ports are located along the coastline with distinct advantages.
The construction and development of Viet Nam's seaports are implemented in accordance with Decision No. 1037/ QĐ-TTG dated 24/6/2014 approving Viet Nam's revised seaport system planning to 2020 and vision to 2030.