Tan Cang – Hiep Phuoc as potential logistics center of Southern Vietnam


Hiep Phuoc port cluster has great potential to become an important logistics center in the south of Ho Chi Minh (HCM) city, connecting with the Mekong Delta, Cai Mep port cluster...

According to the master plan on development of Vietnam's seaport system in the period of 2021-2030, vision to 2050, Ho Chi Minh City's seaport belongs to No. 4 group. In which, Nha Be district is planned to have Hiep Phuoc wharf area on Soai Rap river and Nha Be Wharf is on Nha Be River, contributing to the socio-economic development of the southern region.

Hiep Phuoc wharf area is planned to receive ships of up to 70,000 DWT, Nha Be wharf area is up to 45,000 DWT, passenger ships up to 60,000 GT. The orientation of seaports in Ho Chi Minh City will shift the flow of goods out of the central area, developing cluster of rear ports connecting the Mekong Delta and Cai Mep areas, while establishing large-scale ports to receive transshipments from neighboring areas.

According to Saigon Newport Corporation (TCSG), Hiep Phuoc geographical advantages and on-plan land resources around the port, this port cluster has great potential to become an important logistics center in the southern part of HCM city. Thereby, contributing to create breakthrough opportunities for urban economic development in Nha Be district. This is also the vision of SNP Corporation in developing the potential of Nha Be district into a "satellite city".

This orientation is also consistent with HCM’s plan to develop logistics industry until 2025, aiming to 2030: Nha Be district is planned to include Hiep Phuoc logistics center over 250 hectares, this center will operate as a distribution center for e-commerce and domestic goods.

Ho Chi Minh City's vision also follows the world trend when developing a logistics center, linking logistics activities with port operations, in order to make the most of the potential in the chain.

Currently, Tan Cang - Hiep Phuoc port is the only handling container port in Nha Be - Hiep Phuoc area, which is positioned as the best "extension arm" for Cat Lai and Cai Mep port clusters (Ba Ria - Vung Tau).

Tan Cang - Hiep Phuoc port currently receives 7 international and 1 domestic routes weekly, providing optimal advantages in terms of time and cost when bringing container ships into the port, such as: 

  • No limited time to lower the yard to wait for early departure
  • Free to store containers
  • Free shipping of containers by barge between TCHP port and Tan Cang - Cat Lai port (TCCL), associated ICD to serve import and export at TCHP port;
  • Free shipping of empty containers by barge from Cat Lai port to TCHP port for packing and shipping
  • Free operation for 12 hours for refrigerated containers unloading at Tan Cang - Hiep Phuoc port to ship at Tan Cang - Cat Lai

In addition, 7 pairs of buoys on the Soai Rap river are able to receive ships from 30,000 tons to 40,000 tons, investing modern equipment and facilities. The port also operates various bulk cargo carriers, providing general cargo services for: rice, aquatic products, fertilizers, iron and steel, gypsum, cement, wind power products with total output over 350,000 tons/year for major partners such as Vinafood 1 , Phu My Fertilizer, Ninh Binh Fertilizer, Southern Fertilizer, DAP Dinh Vu, Mekong logistics, Ton Hoa Sen, Ton Nam Kim, IPC...

With the advantage of strategic location, Hiep Phuoc port cluster in Hiep Phuoc industrial park, only 10km away from the center of HCM city and near frozen warehouses (Lotte, Alpha, Dory, Saigon Food factories...), those elements combined with the increased exports of Vietnam's key products, which resonated with the development potential of Tan Cang - Hiep Phuoc to become connective point and convenient customs clearance of goods in key economic areas of Southern Vietnam and the Mekong Delta.

From the increasing demand for sea transportation, Tan Cang - Hiep Phuoc port is currently receiving the attention of major shipping lines such as COSCO, TSL, WANHAI, OOCL, ONE open new service routes. 

Source: https://www.baogiaothong.vn/tan-cang-hiep-phuoc-tiem-nang-phat-trien-trung-tam-logistics-phia-nam-d559982.html

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