Gemalink international port welcomes first commercial vessel
10:54 | 20/01/2021

VGP - The first phase of the Gemalink international port, which is located in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, was put into operation with the welcoming of the first commercial vessel on January 19.

Gemalink international port

The 165.375-DWT CMA CGM CORTE REAL vessel is one of the largest container vessels in the world. It will unload over 8,200 TEU worth of goods in the port.

Earlier on December 30, 2020 and January 7, 2021, the port received two pilot ships from CMA-CGM.

Gemalink port is the biggest project of deep sea container port in Cai Mep – Thi Vai area with 72ha total area, 1,150m main berth and 370m feeder berth. 

The first phase includes 800m main berth for mother vessel, 260m side berth for feeder on the 33ha area. The port capacity in the first phase is 1.5 million Teusper year. The whole project capacity is 2.4 million Teusper year.

Gemalink port has some competitive advantages such as convenient location at the river mouth with the deepest draft for proper turning basin, the longest main berth, the only deep sea container port at Cai Mep Thi Vai being designed with dedicated berth for feeder to connect Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta Area, the capability to accommodate 200,000DWT vessel and strong cargo commitment from global carriers.

The introduction of Gemalink, which is the gateway to the South of Viet Nam, will contribute remarkably to the release of congestion at Ho Chi Minh City’s ports, meet the demand for cargo trading between Viet Nam and other countries in the region and in the world as well as the demand of Gemadept’s partner in Gemalink JV that is CMA-CGM and its shipping alliance.

Gemalink international port becomes one of the top 19 trading ports of the world capable of accommodating the largest vessel size up to 200,000 DWT and being among the most important transshipment hubs of Southeast Asia.

Especially with the strong development potentials from the Free Trade Agreements such as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), Gemalink Port will contribute to promoting the economic growth of Ba Ria - Vung Tau province and the whole country.

By Thuy Dung

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