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Leading sea ports in Vietnam 2018, by throughput

In 2018, Tan Cang Cat Lai in southern Vietnam handled the largest amount of sea cargo at 70.8 million metric tons, followed by the international deep-water facility Tan Cang Cai Mep International Terminal. In that year, the total sea cargo throughput in the country amounted to around 293 million metric tons.

Tan Cang Cat Lai

Tan Cang Cat Lai is the largest and most modern terminal in Vietnam. It spans across an area of 160 hectares and its berthing space spans a length of 2.04 kilometers. With its capacity, Tan Cang Cat Lai can handle up to 2.5 million TEUs per year. While Tan Cang Cat Lai has been the leading port for both international import and export cargo, Cam Pha Port in northern Vietnam has handled the largest amount of domestic cargo. Tan Cang Cat Lai belongs to the Ho Chi Minh City port network and is operated by Saigon Newport Corporation.

Saigon Newport Corporation

Vietnam has 320 ports of which 163 are international ports. One of them is Saigon seaport which is a system of ports in Ho Chi Minh City. Saigon Newport Corporation is the port authority for the Ho Chi Minh City port and operates 18 terminals that can receive container ships of up to 16 thousand tons.

Leading sea ports in Vietnam in 2018, by throughput

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August 2019



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