VIETNAM's Tan Vu terminals at the Port of Hai Phong in Dinh Vu Industrial Park handled its one millionth TEU on November 20, reports Hanoi's Vietnam News Agency (VNA).
This is the first time a port in northern Vietnam has handled one million TEU in a year, especially amid congestion and disruption in the supply chain in various places across the globe.
Municipal People's Committee vice chairman Nguyen Duc Tho said that after 145 years of development, Hai Phong Port has upheld its role as a leading seaport in the country's northern region.
As of the end of October, it had handled 24 million tonnes of goods, a year-on-year rise of eight per cent. The port fulfilled its annual plan objective in September.
In the past five years, Tan Vu Port handled an average 930,000 TEU of container cargo each year, said the official statement.
Leaders of the port have devised flexible measures to enhance efficiency and safety, notably information technology application.
The construction of Lach Huyen gateway seaport of Hai Phong Port is set to begin in the first quarter of 2022, which is hoped to open up more opportunities for the locality.