HICT welcoming the first direct Trans-pacific service to the USA and Canada
On Apr 11th 2019, Haiphong International Container Terminal Co., Ltd (HICT) has successfully welcomed the maiden call of mother vessel Northern Jaguar deployed by Ocean Network Express (ONE) on PN2 service.
The PN2 has HICT – Yantian – Tacoma – Vancouver – Kaoshiung - Singapore – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep (TCIT) rotation. This service cuts down the lead time from Haiphong to West coast of the USA and Canada from 25 days to 17 days compared with the previous route calling at overseas transshipment hubs. Thus, it helps customers to significantly reduce logistics costs and take initiative in delivery of goods, without risks at transshipment hubs.
Northern Jaguar with a capacity of 8,814 TEU, LOA of 334m has successfully berthed at the terminal thanks to tremendous cooperation and support of the central government; Haiphong government authorities; investors; and strenuous efforts of HICT staffs and employees that have made in each and every step in the operation process, especially the absolute trust of THE ALLIANCE and customers have in us.
HICT has successfully welcomed the maiden call of mother vessel Northern Jaguar deployed by Ocean Network Express (ONE)
This momentous event affirms the capability of accommodating large mother vessels and HICT’s position in terminal operator market in Hai Phong. It sets a milestone for container transportation via Trans-Ocean direct service not only from HICT but also from North of Vietnam to the US and European ports without transferring to transshipment hubs. The deployment of this new direct service makes a complete change to the picture of seaport sea transportation in North of Vietnam, which contributes significantly to remarkably reducing logistics costs, enhancing competitiveness of Vietnam and enterprises, as well as generating a driving force for investment attraction, especially FDI.
HICT is the first deep water terminal of Northern key economic region
Haiphong International Container Terminal (HICT) – a joint venture between Saigon Newport Corporation, MITSUI O.S.K Lines Ltd. (Japan), Wan Hai Lines Ltd. (Taiwan) and Itochu Group (Japan), started operation since May 13th, 2018 – is the first deep water terminal of Northern key economic region with two main berths of 750m in length, channel depth of minus 14m, turning basin diameter of 660m, vessel draft at berth could reach minus 16m. The terminal is equipped with modern synchronized facilities including 8 STS cranes which are the biggest in Vietnam, 24 eRTG cranes, 2 slewing cranes for the barge berth, along with operation system “TOPS-Expert” and electronic port systems “ePORT” and “eDO”. HICT can accommodate container vessels up to 14,000 TEU (160,000 DWT), the annual container throughput of 1.1 million TEU.
In the very near future, HICT will continue welcome other direct services from Haiphong to West coast and East coast of the USA, India, Mediterranean and Europe, imprinting an international transshipment hub in the North of Vietnam on the map of transshipment hubs in the region and the world.