Cam Ranh Port in Khanh Hoa Province. Ports across central Vietnam are planning to upgrade their capacity. – Photo baodautu.vn
However, after more than ten years, it currently has only eight ports in operation, three general ports and five specialised ports.
Of these, only the Hoa Phat Dung Quat port can receive vessels with a capacity of 150,000 – 200,000 tonnes and the rest can only handle those with a capacity of 50,000 – 70,000 tonnes.
Quang Ngai province currently has more than 20 enterprises involved in importing and exporting goods using container ships with around 6,500 containers per year. However, Dung Quat has no container port, forcing local exporters to transport their containers of export goods to Da Nang or neighbouring seaports in the central region.
In nearby Binh Dinh province, the cargo throughput of Quy Nhon port skyrocketed from 4.5 million tonnes in 2010 to 9.1 million tonnes in 2019 and more than 12 million tonnes in 2020.
The Quy Nhon Port Joint Stock Company will start upgrading Quy Nhon Port’s wharf No 1 in August to ease the overloading at the port. The project will help to increase the port’s capacity in receiving ships up to 30,000 DWT ships.
Meanwhile, the Cam Ranh Port Joint Stock Company which operates Ba Ngoi port in Khanh Hoa province also suggested the port be upgraded in order to receive ships of up to 70,000 dead weight tonnes (DWT), according to provincial Department of Transport and Communications.
Nguyen Tan Tuan, Chairman of Khanh Hoa Provincial People’s Committee said that the province has approved the proposal and is consulting the Ministry of Defence before submitting to the Prime Minister for approval./.