On March 25, 2021, Tan Cang Hai Phong International Container Terminal (TC-HICT) under Saigon Newport Corporation welcomed a new maritime service route with a 5,500-TEU vessel named TALASSA operated by Wan shipping line, directly connecting Hai Phong with the West Coast of the United States. This is an event marking a new development, especially important in the relationship between TC-HICT and Wan Hai shipping line.
Wan Hai's TALASSA vessel with a tonnage of 68,228 DWT with a capacity of 5,500 TEU, with a length of 275 m operating on the 'AA3' service route will alternately dock at TC-HICT port every Thursday. The 'AA3' service route directly connects Vietnam and the USA with the route TC-HICT – Cai Mep – Hong Kong – Yantian – Xiamen – Long Beach – Shekou – TC-HICT.
This meaningful event has confirmed the capacity of receiving large vessels and the position of TC-HICT Port in the container port market share in Hai Phong area. This is a milestone for the development of container shipping services by transoceanic sea directly from TC-HICT port in particular and the North of Vietnam in general to ports in the world without going through the Foreign Transshipment Port.
The successful reception of Wan Hai's Talassa has brought TC-HICT's total number of direct trips to the US West Coast to four per week. In addition, TC-HICT is currently receiving 2 more service routes to India and 5 service routes to Inner Asia. The port always ensures high ship clearance productivity and good service quality, which is highly appreciated and trusted by shipping lines and customers. In the coming time, TC-HICT Port will continue to enhance service quality to welcome new sea service routes and strive to leave the mark of an international transshipment port in the North of Vietnam on the map of transshipment ports in the world.