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Vietnam's Tan Cang - Cai Mep Int'l Terminal breaches 1m TEU

VIETNAM's Tan Cang - Cai Mep International Terminal's (TCIT) container throughput surpassed one million TEU on October 12, one and a half months earlier than last year, and putting the company on track to handle a total of 1.3 million TEU in 2017, representing a year-on-year increase of 13 per cent.

The milestone 1,000,000th TEU arrived at the terminal onboard the vessel OOCL Genoa, according to Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide.

Tan Cang - Cai Mep Int'l Terminal located in the Cai Mep - Thi Vai area is a joint venture between Saigon Newport Corporation and three foreign partners, namely MOL, Wanhai Lines (WHL) and Hanjin Transportation (HJT).

TCIT has a channel depth of minus 14 metres. Its draft at berth can reach minus 16.8 metres, which allows TCIT to accommodate vessels of up to 160,000 dwt. Modern handling facilities include three 890-metre wharves, a 34-hectare container yard, nine ship-to-shore Panamax gantry cranes with an outreach of 55 metres, and three cranes for barge handling.

Since operations at the terminal started in 2011, 2017 is the second consecutive year that TCIT's container throughput exceeds one million TEU. Fiscal year 2016 volume totalled 1,112,197 TEU.

TCIT has attracted 10 weekly services operated by the world's three largest shipping alliances: THE Alliance, OCEAN Alliance and 2M.
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