Hồ sơ doanh nghiệp - Chùm ảnh: Bên trong siêu cảng nước sâu Cái Mép – Thị Vải
Cai Mep – Thi Vai port is the first port of Vietnam and the 19th port of the world to receive a super-large mother ship.
Business profile - Photo series: Inside the Cai Mep – Thi Vai deep-water superport

Cai Mep – Thi Vai Port is a cluster of deep sea ports in Ba Ria – Vung Tau, at the mouth of Thi Vai and Cai Mep rivers. Cai Mep International Port (Phu My town) is designed to receive container ships with a tonnage of up to 250,000 tons with a throughput capacity of 600,000-700,000 TEU (1 TEU = 20-foot container) per year.

Business profile - Photo gallery: Inside the Cai Mep – Thi Vai deep-water superport (Figure 2).

The wharf length is 600 m with a total area of ​​up to 48 hectares. Thi Vai port is also capable of receiving general cargo ships with a tonnage of up to 75,000 DWT. The throughput capacity of the port reaches 1.6-2 million tons per year. The total area of ​​the port is 27 hectares.

Business profile - Photo gallery: Inside the Cai Mep – Thi Vai deep-water superport (Figure 3).

In the early 1990s, realizing the limitations of the Saigon port cluster, the Government began to pay attention to building a new deep-water port serving the South and South Central regions. Thi Vai – Cai Mep was chosen because it has depth, is located near the production convergence area in the Southeast region, and is located on the international maritime route from Hong Kong to Singapore.

Business profile - Photo gallery: Inside the Cai Mep – Thi Vai deep-water superport (Figure 4).

In November 1992, the master plan of Thi Vai – Vung Tau deep-water port system was approved and on February 28, 1998, the project was adjusted and supplemented. In August 2005, in the detailed planning of the port group of Ho Chi Minh City – Dong Nai – Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Thi Vai – Cai Mep area was identified as the gateway port for the whole region.

Business profile - Photo series: Inside the Cai Mep – Thi Vai deep-water superport (Figure 5).

According to the plan, Thi Vai – Cai Mep port will be connected to industrial zones in Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Dong Nai and other provinces by provincial road 965 and national highway 51. The port is capable of receiving ships tonnage of 80,000 – 250,000 tons. The government is lobbying the world’s major port and logistics companies such as Maersk (Denmark), SSA (USA), PSA International (Singapore), Hutchison Whampoa (Hong Kong), Yang Ming (Taiwan), CMA CGM (France)… established a joint venture to invest and develop Thi Vai – Cai Mep. Currently, SP-PSA container port has been put into use.

Business profile - Photo gallery: Inside the Cai Mep – Thi Vai deep-water superport (Figure 6).

The new Cai Mep port with a capacity of 600,000 TEUs has been inaugurated in phase 1. The works to pave the way, dredging the channel have been implemented so that by October 2010, all seaports along Thi Vai river will benefit from the works. this program. National Highway 51, Provincial Road 965 and the roads around the port fence are also urgently being renovated to ensure that container trucks can access the port smoothly.

Business profile - Photo gallery: Inside the Cai Mep – Thi Vai deep-water superport (Figure 7).

Thanks to the deep port that allows large ships to enter the port, the time to transport import and export goods between Vietnam and other countries has been significantly shortened because it does not have to transit in Singapore.

Business profile - Photo gallery: Inside the Cai Mep – Thi Vai deep-water superport (Figure 8).

On October 26, 2020 Thi Vai – Cai Mep Port received a container ship with a tonnage of 214,121 tons of Maersk (Denmark). The Margrethe Maersk vessel has a carrying capacity of up to 20,000 TEUs, 399.23m long, 59m wide.

Business profile - Photo series: Inside the Cai Mep – Thi Vai deep-water superport (Figure 9).

This shows that Vietnam’s maritime industry has developed to an international level, when welcoming the world’s largest super ships. The event that the Margrethe Maersk ship docked at CMIT port became one of the important milestones of Vietnam’s maritime industry, as well as of the Cai Mep – Thi Vai deep-water port system (Phu My town).

Business profile - Photo gallery: Inside the Cai Mep – Thi Vai deep-water superport (Figure 10).

With this event, CMIT becomes one of about 20 major ports in the world capable of receiving ships of this size, contributing to affirming the position of Cai Mep-Thi Vai port system (Phu My town). on the world maritime map.

Business profile - Photo series: Inside the Cai Mep – Thi Vai deep-water superport (Figure 11).

The fact that CMIT port is capable and licensed to receive ships with a tonnage of more than 214,000 DWT and docked at the port is also of special significance.

Business profile - Photo series: Inside the Cai Mep – Thi Vai deep-water superport (Figure 12).

At that time, Vietnam’s import and export goods will be loaded onto large-sized mother ships that go directly to major markets such as Europe and the US without transshipment through transshipment ports such as Singapore, Malaysia, etc., helping to save money. Save logistics costs, increase competitiveness, reduce transportation time, so that goods can soon reach the market.

Business profile - Photo gallery: Inside the Cai Mep – Thi Vai deep-water superport (Figure 13).

On December 27, 2020, CMIT Port successfully received the MSC Oliver – the largest container ship of MSC ever docked in Vietnam. MSC Oliver has a tonnage of 199,273 DWT, equivalent to 19,224 TEUs, operated on the PEARL/TP6 service route of the 2M alliance connecting Vietnam with the West Coast of the United States. MSC Oliver has handled nearly 6,000 containers, equivalent to 10,000TEU of export, import and transshipment goods in Vietnam.

Business profile - Photo gallery: Inside the Cai Mep – Thi Vai deep-water superport (Figure 14).

According to the master plan on development of Vietnam’s seaports for the period of 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050, Cai Mep – Thi Vai is specially ranked and is focused on developing to become an international transshipment port.