Chu Lai Port gets busy when New Year arrives
During and after the 2023 Lunar New Year Holiday, Chu Lai Port, under THILOGI has been working relentlessly. Cargo ships have been going in and out of the port, loading and unloading goods. That is a good sign which lets us hope for a year of strong growth in import and export transportation.
On the 2nd day of Lunar New Year (Jan. 23), the port welcomed the NORDLEOPARD ship (more than 1,300 TEUs) of CMA CGM with nearly 600 containers of goods, mainly parts and components. In the following days, the port continued to receive other large ships, including SITC ZHEJIANG, CNC PLUTO, ISTAR, AN TRUNG 46, HOAI SON 56 which transported bananas, spare parts, tapioca starch, plastic tablets, medical equipment, cement, asphalt, limestone for businesses in Central Vietnam.
On the 9th day of the Lunar New Year (Jan. 30), the port received PH GIANG MINH from Panama which carried 16,500 tons of salt directly from Kandla (India) to supply to Viet An Industrial Production Trading Joint Stock Company. This was the largest import volume that the company has made through Chu Lai port. In order to ensure untroubled operations during the Lunar New Year holiday, the port has come up with reasonable working shifts, handled cargos and released ships quickly, and provided safe services.
Chu Lai Port now can handle a variety of goods, including container cargo, bulk shipments, and oversize cargo... with highquality and affordable services, helping to improve customers' competitiveness. In 2023, the port expects to achieve 4.5 million-ton throughputs, up 15% compared to 2022. During the year, it will continue its projects to get ready for operations, e.g. the new 50,000-ton terminal, warehouses 6A and 7A, and install loading and unloading equipment (STS gantry cranes, RTG cranes).
To fulfill the 2023 targets, the port continues to apply synchronous and sensible solutions in the service chain management, speed up digital transformation, improve its competitiveness to meet market demands as well as attract more importers and exporters, step by step becoming an international transshipment center in the Central and Central highlands of Vietnam, southern Laos, northern Cambodia and Thailand.