POLICIES ON SEA AND ISLAND

Turning Da Nang port into logistic hub in central region

TTXVN-VNA | 26-12-2016 | 16:40 |

Da Nang Port (Photo: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA) - Da Nang port in deep water Da Nang bay is covered by Hai Van mountain to the north, Son Tra mountain to the south, and a 450-metre dyke. The favourable geographic location makes the port easier to be exploited all year round. Regarding transport, Da Nang port is close to the international marine route crossing the East Sea, which is convenient for receiving goods.

 

The port has a favourable road traffic system which connects the airport and railway stations. It is 15 km away from the 1A National Road and convenient to link to 14A, 14B roads and Da Nang – Dung Quat express route. In particular, the port is seen as a gateway to the East West Economic Corridor.

 

Undergoing over 20 years of renewal, Da Nang port has defined receiving container ships as its core services.

 

The port is expected to reach a total commodity output of 7.25 million tonnes in 2016, of which goods transported by container ships hit 320,000 TEUS, up 13 percent of commodity output, and 24 percent of container output year-on-year.

 

It targets a total output of 10 tonnes by 2020, of which output of goods transported by containers hit 450,000 TEUs.

 

According to Nguyen Huu Sia, General Director of Da Nang Port, in order to meet the set target for the 2015-2020 period, the port plans to continue focusing on traditional markets in conjunction with expanding new ones.

 

Along with this, the port pays heed to renovating technology and developing services on container ships, and large vessels, with a high focus on the second phase of Tien Sa port project.

 

Capital for the second phase of Tien Sa port project is sourced from its own budget, which accounts for 30 percent of total capital. The remaining is mobilised from credit institutions and other sources. It is expected to spend 50 percent of its own capital for other sub-projects./.

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