On October 22, 2020, Tan Cang Hai Phong International Container Terminal (TC-HICT) of Saigon Newport Corporation solemnly held a ceremony to welcome the 500,000th TEU through the Port of 2020. This event has confirmed TC-HICT's stable and sustainable growth rate. The event is also a meaningful gift to welcome the 16th Party Congress of Hai Phong City, contributing to the greater development of Hai Phong, affirming the potential and attractiveness of Hai Phong.
Since receiving the first container into the Port on May 13, 2018 until now, TC-HICT has undergone many remarkable development steps. Initially, the port only had Intra-Asia and India service routes, the facilities were still difficult. Currently, TC-HICT has received 10 service routes per week, including 3 trans-Pacific service routes to the US, 2 service routes to India and 5 service routes to Intra Asia. With facilities and newly equipped, modern and advanced equipment, TC-HICT has risen to be one of the leading ports in Hai Phong in terms of cargo throughput.
Looking back on the nearly three-year journey full of efforts, TC-HICT has had memorable milestones. In April 2019, the Port received the first transpacific vessel going directly to the US and Canada. TC-HICT solemnly held a ceremony to welcome a 12,000-TEU vessel on its voyage to the US West Coast on May 7, 2019. A year later, the port welcomes two more service routes directly to the US on April 27, 2020 and May 19, 2020. In addition, shipping lines have trusted TC-HICT as the place to bring Intra Asia ships with a size of more than 3000 TEUs to the port for cargo handling. The achievement of 500,000 TEU makes 2020 an unforgettable mark for TC-HICT, a solid premise for more sustainable and stronger development in the coming time.
The year 2020 started with many challenges for TC-HICT when the Covid-19 epidemic broke out, the world and domestic economies faced many difficulties, and many service lines saw a sharp decrease in cargo volume. However, TC-HICT has had timely solutions to improve service quality, apply preferential policies, take the lead in information technology development, successfully deploy Eport software and EDO electronics. TC-HICT has steadily overcome the difficult period, has a high growth rate every month, cargo handling capacity reaches more than 150 containers/hour. With quality service and flexible policies, TC-HICT is increasingly trusted and chosen by customers as a place to deliver goods.
For TC-HICT to have the results it is today, one of the main prerequisites is thanks to the right policies and strategies of the Government; the attention and support of central ministries and agencies; leaders of relevant agencies in Hai Phong city, as well as the close and timely direction of Saigon Newport Corporation, and especially the great support from customers and partners. In parallel with improving service quality, attracting customers, increasing productivity to best serve customers, TC-HICT also aims to build a friendly port environment, towards achieving the title of Port Green of the Apec Port Service Network Council, connecting domestic and foreign relationships, taking full advantage of free trade agreements (FTAs), TC-HICT always aims to serve customers. customers with top quality service as the common criteria of Saigon Newport Corporation with the goal of becoming a strong business in all aspects, bringing many positive values to customers as well as the community.
Hai Phong for nearly 150 years have always played the role of the largest gateway to the sea in the North, associated with each step of the ups and downs of the development history of Hai Phong city. From now on, with the development of TC-HICT, Hai Phong will turn to a new history, welcome more ships with increasing capacity, make a great impression, and contribute to cutting down transit time and logistics costs for businesses, attracting foreign investors to industrial zones in the North of Vietnam.