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TCIT - 10 years of construction and innovation


On September 16, 2019, Tan Cang - Cai Mep International Terminal (TCIT) solemnly held the 10th anniversary of its founding (September 4, 2009 - September 4, 2019) with the theme " TCIT – Meeting The Ocean Waves ”, marked a remarkable development in terms of scale, capacity, role and position of the No.1 deep-water port in Vietnam as well as expressing the gratefulness to all esteemed customers, shipping companies, partners and agencies who have accompanied TCIT during the past 10 years..

As part of the strategy to expand the market, to increase market share and to create a strategic position of Saigon Newport Corporation, implementing the guidelines of the Ministry of Defense, the Navy High Command and the permission of the Prime Minister, the signing ceremony of a joint venture contract with Tan Cang - Cai Mep International Terminal took place solemnly on February 4th , 2009 between Saigon Newport Corporation - the largest port operator in Vietnam along with 03 major shipping lines including Mitsui OSK Lines (Japan), Wanhai Lines (Taiwan), Hanjin Shipping Lines (Korea, currently Hanjin Transpotation Company), TCIT became the only joint venture model with foreign partners, invested itself in loading and unloading equipment and hired the infrastructure invested by domestic capital from Saigon Newport Corporation.

Continuously innovating to improve service quality, expanding capacity and meeting the container vessel upsizing trend of shipping lines, in 2019, TCIT has continued its success and achieved many remarkable results. In January 2019, TCIT has been licensed and successfully welcomed two mother vessels COSCO ITALY and COSCO SPAIN with capacity of nearly 160,000 DWT, connecting Vietnam and Canada. On February 28th, 2019, TCIT set a new loading and unloading record in Vietnam's port industry with a handling capacity of 207.36 containers / hour when handling EXPRESS BERLIN vessel of FE5 service (Vietnam - Europe connection service lane). On March 2nd, 2019, TCIT once again reached a record of unloading volume per 1 container ship when receiving the NYK SWAN vessel (with the largest handling volume per 1 container ship is 9,947 Teu, the greatest number ever, at TCIT in particular and in Vietnam Maritime Industry in general). These are very important milestones proving the capacity and position of TCIT port as well as Vietnam Maritime Industry in the world.

In 2019, TCIT has continued to invest in more modern equipment including 01 modern and largest Ship-to-Shore crane (compare to current cranes in Vietnam) with a range of 24 rows, increasing the number of Ship-to-Shore crane to 10 units; to add 02 RTG cranes, increasing the number of cranes to 22 units, to purchase 10 tractors and 02 forklifts and many other equipment. That is a big advantage for improving the ship release capacity, expanding the scale as well as ensuring the service quality, increasing the capacity to 2,000,000 TEU / year.

TCIT is proud to be the only port in Vietnam to provide and ensure the service quality for the three largest alliances all over the world including: THE Alliance, OCEAN Alliance and 2M + H Alliance as well as many large shipping lines. Accumulated after nearly 9 years of operation - 10 years of establishment and development, TCIT has welcomed more than 3,500 mother vessels, handled more than 8.7 million Teu, always being the terminal with the most total service routes. in the area with 08-12 long-term calls/week, including routes connecting Vietnam to North America, Europe and Asia, the average growth rate is about 27%/year; TCIT always maintains the leading position in Cai Mep - Thi Vai area with nearly 60% of market share and continuously remains the first runner -up port, in terms of throughput volume, after Tan Cang Cat Lai of Saigon Newport Corporation in Ho Chi Minh City.

During 10 years of construction and innovation, thanks to the operation productivity and business efficiency, TCIT has affirmed its contribution in the development of the Southern Economic Zone, as well as its position as the largest deep-water port in Vietnam, an important subsidiary in the Saigon Newport Corporation system, a valued partner and a reliable companion of customers. Meanwhile, TCIT is the proof of the right strategy of Saigon Newport Corporation in making decision on cooperating with top experienced shipping lines.

On the occasion of the 10-year anniversary, TCIT has sponsored VND 500 million to funds for the poor in the spirit of showing responsibility to the community in parallel with business activities, and expressing the gratitude to the leaders, authorities and people of Ba Ria Vung Tau Province in general and Phu My Town in particular.