On May 13, 2018, Hai Phong International Container Terminal (HICT), a joint venture between Saigon Newport Corporation (holding 51% of capital), MITSUI OSK Lines Limited Co. (holding 17.5% of capital), Wan Hai Lines (holding 16.5% of capital) and Itochu Group (holding 15% of capital) received its maiden call..
HICT is located in Lach Huyen, Cat Hai town, Cat Hai district, Hai Phong city. It is the first deep water terminal of the Northern key economic area having the details of the infrastructure as follows: 44.9 hectares of total area, 16m of water draft at berth, 660m of turning basin, 14m of channel chart datum, 750m of berth length. Barge berth is 150m long that able to receive vessel, barges carrying containers up to 160Teus.
Terminal design capacity is 1.1 million TEU per year. HICT can accomodate container vessel with a capacity of 14,000 TEUs and general ships having the tonnage up to 16,000 DWT. From HICT, import and export cargo from the North of Vietnam can be shipped on the mother vessels to Europe and America directly instead of transshipment via another overseas ports as before.
HICT have been invested with advanced and synchronous facilities and equipment online with the professional warehouse, logistics, maritime, pilot and towage services. The operation of HICT will cut down the sea freight and thus reduce the logistics cost for enterprises, increase the competitiveness of Vietnam's imports and exports, motivate the development of the deep water sea port system and logistics activities in the North and promote the socio-economic development of the country.
HICT is located at the favorable location. It is the connecting point of inland waterways and coastal road to Quang Ninh province and all provinces in the midland of the North. HICT is connected with Tancang 128 terminal, Tancang 189 terminal and Tancang - Hai Phong ICD and Tancang – Ha Nam ICD. It is connected to the key economic regions of the North, Centre of Vietnam and Southwest China via the Tan Vu Lach Huyen bridge and Haiphong – Hanoi expressway (130-170 km away from Hanoi,: 125 - 143km away from Bac Ninh, 118 - 140km away from Hung Yen, 92 – 107 km away from Hai Duong, 26-50km away from Hai Phong, 60 - 88km away from Quang Ninh, 122 - 139km away from Ha Nam, 181 - 199km away from Vinh Phuc)
With the slogan "Heartfelt, Innovative and Caring Terminal", HICT will bring the best quality service to the shipping lines, import export customers and satisfy all needs of customers.