Cai Mep port is planned to be an international transshipment gateway port while Thi Vai wharf area is planned to serve inter-regional socio-economic development.
According to the "Detailed plan for groups of seaports, ports, wharfs, floating terminals, water areas in the period of 2021 - 2030, with a vision to 2050" submitted by the Ministry of Transport to the Prime Minister recently, Cai Mep - Thi Vai seaport will be planned to accommodate large tonnage ships to dock in the future.
By 2025, Cai Mep wharf area is planned to have from 26 to 27 wharfs with the total length of 6 679 meters, throughput capacity from 113,6 to 130,1 million tons.
By 2030, Cai Mep wharf area will be from 31 to 32 wharfs with the total length of 8 479 – 8 879 meters, throughput capacity from 145,6 to 170,1 million tons.
For Thi Vai wharf area, there will be a scale of development from 28 to 32 wharfs by 2025, with a total length of 7 966 – 9 095 meters. The throughput capacity of the wharf area ranges from 44,7 million tons to 59,2 million tons.
By 2030, it is expected that the development scale of Thi Vai wharf area will be from 33 to 37 wharfs with a total length of 9,367 - 10,742 m, throughput capacity from 53 million tons to 71.9 million tons.
The floating terminals and mooring areas in Ganh Rai and Cai Mep areas will be maintained in accordance with the current status and gradually relocated when the ports meet the demand for loading and unloading or to ensure the development of the port. planned hard.
Invest in the construction of Cai Mep - Thi Vai into a two-lane channel
To ensure the development goals of the plan, the development of public maritime infrastructure in the area is also phased.
Specifically, by 2025, Cai Mep - Thi Vai channel will be upgraded from buoy "0" to Cai Mep container terminal.
In which, the channel from buoy "0" to upstream Cai Mep international container terminal (CMIT) for ships up to 200 000 tons/18 000 Teu offload or larger.
The channel section from the upstream Cai Mep international container terminal (CMIT) to the upstream Cai Mep Tan Cang container terminal (TCIT and TCCT) can accommodate ships up to 160 000 tons offload or larger.
The section of the channel from the upstream of Tan Cang Cai Mep container terminal (TCIT and TCCT) to Phuoc An launching port for ships of 60 000 tons at full load or larger.
In particular, this phase will study and invest in building the Cai Mep - Thi Vai channel into a two-lane channel to receive ships of up to 250 000 tons/24 000 Teu in line with the development of downstream ports.
At the same time, it is proposed to invest in the construction of a ship navigation management system (VTS) in the navigational routes of the group of seaports No. 4.
Transport infrastructure also is in the top priority for investment to connect to the ports, which include connective road transport, inland and coastal waterway, railway.
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