Da Nang Port handle first cargo batch of 2018

The Da Nang Port handled its first tonne of cargo on the first day of 2018. (Photo: VNA) Da Nang (VNA) – The Da Nang Port in the central coastal city of DaNang handled its first tonne of cargo on the first day of 2018, part of the loadon Liberia’s Lucky Merry cargo ship.Tran Le Tuan, Chairman of the Da Nang Port Joint Stock Company, said that DaNang Port handled more than 8 million tonnes of cargo in 2017, a year-on-yearsurge of 11 percent. The port aims to raise its throughput in 2018 to 8.5million tonnes, including 380,000 TEUs (20-foot equivalent unit) of containers.DaNang Port has affirmed its position as a leading port in the central region andone of the most modern ports in Vietnam, he said.The port also made significant contributions to the city’s tourism developmentwhen it welcomed 82 cruise ships with nearly 148,000 tourists and crew membersonboard in 2017, up 17 percent in the number of ships and 8 percent of visitorscompared to the previous year.Overthe past five years, the port has recorded an annual growth of 12.5 percent incargo handling. In particular, container handling has seen a stable expansionof 21 percent.Currently, the port serves about 24 container ships a week. World’s leadingcontainer transport firms have been present at the port like Wanhai, MaerskLines, Evergreen, MSC, SITC and Yangmin.According to theMinistry of Transport, Da Nang city’s port system, including Tien Sa, LienChieu and Son Tra, will handle 29 million tonnes of cargo by 2030.-VNA

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