Building an International Transshipment Port in Can Gio District, Ho Chi Minh City
The planned project scale is 7km length of wharves, divided into 7 investment stages. Investors are looking to commence construction in early 2024 to begin operations by 2027. The last stage is estimated to be completed by 2040.
Ho Chi Minh City officials believe that the Can Gio Wharf area is located at the entrance to the Thi Vai-Cai Mep navigational channel has natural advantages for channel depth, less affected by weather conditions, and is capable of accommodating the largest container ships currently in operation (24,000 TEUS / 250,000 DWT). Additionally, the port would be located near the Vung Tau Anchorage for simplified berthing and along international maritime routes easily connecting to destinations including Europe, Africa, and America.
In 2021, the quantity of cargo transiting through Ho Chi Minh City reached over 160 million tons, 2.6% over projections for 2030. Therefore, the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City deems it necessary to commence expanding container port infrastructures for the period to 2030 to meet growing demands.
Source: Vietnam Insider, VNExpress, CafeF