TCTT welcome the first maiden call of USWC service line from Zim shipping line
In the morning of 02.02.2021, at Ba Ria - Vung Tau city, Tan Cang – Cai Mep Thi Vai Terminal Ltd (TCTT) and Saigon New Port Corporation (SNP) welcomed the maiden call of ALS APOLLO vessel operates the USWC service route from ZIM Shipping Line (Israel).
Attending the ceremony were Senior Lieutenant Colonel Bui Van Quy - Deputy General Director of SNP and Major Truong Tan Loc - Marketing Director of SNP; Comrade Lieutenant Colonel Vu Hong Hung - Director of TCTT Port; Mr. Abraham Elias - General Director of ZIM Shipping Line, along with the Board of Directors, officers, employees, employees of TCTT.
Senior Lieutenant Colonel Bui Van Quy - Deputy General Director of SNP; Mr. Abraham Elias - General Director of ZIM Shipping Line, and TCTT Port Board of Directors welcome the first ship of the service in 2021.
Given the complicated situation of the Covid-19 epidemic, unpredictable happenings made the economic recovery process became more difficult. In such circumstances, the TCTT’s Board of Directors has chosen the acute decisions which are always accompanying customers and partners and maintaining the best service quality to ensure efficiency in operating deep water terminal and connect to the logistics system of SNP.
Orientated with customer base as the focus, service quality as the core, TCTT has continuously achieved the trust, co-operations, and become the top choice of worldwide major shipping lines, including ZIM Shipping Line. The event of welcoming the maiden call of ALS APOLLO ship that operates the USWC service line for the first time at TCTT Port was a testament to the prestige and capacity of not only the professional container port operation of TCTT but also the SNP port system.
The ALS Apolo ship is the USWC service part of the ZIM Shipping Line
The ALS APOLLO ship of the USCW service route belongs to the ZIM Shipping Line is 260M in length and weight more than 50,000 DWT, capacity of 4,250 TEU. The expected voyage is through 4 major ports: Port Klang (Malaysia) - Laem Chabang (Thailand) - TCTT (Vietnam) - Los Angeles (USA). The Cai Mep port cluster will be the last port in Asia in its voyage with exports mainly - estimated at 1,500 TEUs at TCTT.
The Groundbreaking ceremony for the first container handling of the ZIM shipping line USWC service
The USWC service route has had the fastest connection route from Cai Mep to the US West Coast. The ZIM Shipping Line's new service would connect import and export volume and shorten the transit time to 15 days.
Senior Lieutenant Colonel Bui Van Quy - Deputy General Director of SNP was speaking at the ceremony
Senior Lieutenant Colonel Bui Van Quy - Deputy General Director of SNP, appreciated ZIM Shipping Line and customers for the valuable support and cooperation, and assured that the SNP port system and TCTT will never stop improving the quality of vessel clearance services, timely and efficient goods delivery, apply advanced technology for cost-saving, and provide satisfying service experience for shipping lines and customers.
Lieutenant Colonel Vu Hong Hung – Director of TCTT, delivered his opening speech
Lieutenant Colonel Vu Hong Hung - Director of TCTT Port, on behalf of the company, thanked ZIM Shipping Company warmly for the cooperation and trust in choosing TCTT to operate the USWC service route. It also marked a good start for TCTT at the beginning of the new year 2021. TCTT is committed to providing the best service quality and solutions, synchronous with the most dedicated and professional service style to bring the best values for customers and shipping lines. This event opened up the potential for TCTT’s future development, thereby expanding operations of many direct service routes connecting to the West Coast of the US, contributing significantly to the goods connection and circulation between Vietnam with almost all ports in the world.
Mr. Abraham Elias - General Director of ZIM Vietnam Shipping Line
Mr. Abraham Elias - General Director of ZIM Shipping Line commented that this event is the confirmation of the effective and connected cooperation relationship between ZIM and TCTT in particular and SNP in general. He believed TCTT Port was the right and leading choice for ZIM Shipping Line with the solution of operating the USWC service route in Vietnam market - directly connecting to the West Coast of the US. He admired the understanding of the shipping lines’ demands from TCTT and absolute confidence in the service quality, synchronous solutions, and comprehensive connectivity of TCTT in the SNP port system would bring the highest added value for its VIP customers.
Senior Lieutenant Colonel Bui Van Quy - Deputy General Director of SNP and Lt. Col. Vu Hong Hung - Director of TCTT gave flowers to Mr. Abraham Elias
In 2021, TCTT will continuously improve service quality, expand connections, coordinate with agencies to simplify procedures, satisfy the customers and shipping line's need. The collective of employees, TCTT port staff aims to turn the Cai Mep deep-water port cluster into a strategic commodity import-export port in Vietnam and an attractive international transit point in the region.
* Some photos at the event
SNP and TCTT leaders and representatives of ZIM Shipping Line before the event.
Mr. Abraham Elias - Director of ZIM Shipping Company, and Major Truong Tan Loc - Marketing Director of SNP, shook hands to celebrate the successful event.
Mr. Abraham Elias - Director of ZIM Shipping Company, and Lieutenant Colonel Vu Hong Hung - Director of TCTT, shook hands to celebrate the successful event
Leaders of TCSG, TCTT and representatives of ZIM Shipping Line congratulated after the ceremony of issuing the order to lift containers, welcoming the successful USWC service