THE CELEBRATION OF FIRST VESSEL AT TAN CANG – CAI MEP INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL (TCIT) & LAUNCHING OF THE MOL’S DIRECT SERVICE TO EUROPE (10/02/2011)
On 15 January 2011, Tan Cang – Cai Mep International Terminal Co. Ltd (TCIT) – a joint venture between Saigon Newport Corporation (SNP), MOL (Japan), Hanjin (Korea), and Wanhai (Taiwan), solemnly held a ceremony to celebrate the MOL Precision-the first vessel at TCIT. This is the vessel of the North Europe service- JEX. Her rotation includes 16 ports including: Kobe (Mon/Tue) – Nagoya (Wed/Thu) – Shimizu (Thu/Thu) – Tokyo (Fri/Sat) – Hong Kong (Tue/Wed) – Yantian (Wed/Thu) – Cai Mep (Sat/Sat) – Singapore (Mon/Tue) – Rotterdam (Sat/Mon) – Hamburg (Tue/Wed) – Le Havre (Thu/Sat) – Tangier (Tue/Tue) – Jeddah (Wed/Thu) – Singapore (Sat/Sun) – Yantian (Wed/Thu) – Hong Kong (Thu/ Fri) – Kobe (Mon) .
With the service, it takes only 7 days for the Cargo from Tokyo to Cai Mep and 21 days from Cai Mep to Rotterdam.By developing JEX service with the addition of TCIT in the rotation, MOL together with other shipping lines of TNWA offers customers a direct line-haul service from the Southern Vietnam to Northern Europe. Customers can be confident that their cargo will be moved quickly, conveniently and economically, without concern for feeder misconnections. Especially, this service will link TCIT with ports of Northern Europe such as Rotterdam, Hamburg and Le Havre. Moreover, it will also provide direct connection from major Japanese and Chinese ports which have a rich source of import/ export cargoes to Vietnam.
Tan Cang - Cai Mep Terminal project of Saigon Newport Corporation (SNP) operates 03 berths with a total length of 890 metres and 60 hectares of CY, water draft at berth of -16.8 metres, annual throughput capacity of 1.8 million TEUs. Tan Cang – Cai Mep Container Terminal JS company (TCCT) – a subsidiary of SNP was established to operate phase with 300 metres of berth, 20 hectares of CY and 02 barge quays at Tac Xep Canal. TCCT has been operational sine June 3rd 2009 with MOL’s maiden call also. Tan Cang – Cai Mep International Terminal (TCIT)of phase 2 is one of the most modern terminals in Vietnam. TCIT has 2 berths with a total length of 590 metres, 40 hectares of CY, fully equipped with state - of - the - art handling equipment including 6 Post – Panamax Quayside Cranes, 20 electric RTG, 30 Prime Movers and 600 Reefer Plugs.
The fact that big carriers in the world such as MOL, Hanjin, Wanhai have co-operated with Saigon Newport Corporation to establish this joint venture affirms the outstanding development of Saigon Newport Corporation in the field of international cooperation as well as confirming the advantages of the service quality and the effective usability of the network connection between SNP’s premises. SNP will develop TCCT and TCIT simultaneously as a terminal with the same policies, quality of service and amenities for customers, helping customers of SNP,TCCT and TCIT enjoy the most convenience amenities, time & cost saving.