Cai Mep-Thi Vai deep sea port docks the 15,000-TEU MSC Auriga
VIETNAM's Cai Mep-Thi Vai port near Ho Chi Minh City docked the 15,000-TEU MSC Auriga at the SP-SSA International Terminal its biggest ship ever, reports Hanoi's Vietnam News Agency
28 March 2021 - 19:00
Deep-sea port SP-SSA International Terminal in Cai Mep-Thi Vai port complex, southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, recently received a 15,000-TEU container vessel, its biggest ever.
The ship belonging the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) to the world's second biggest shipping line after Maersk offers direct container services to the US.
SP-SSA International Terminal is a joint venture established in 2006 by SSA Marine of Seattle in the US and two Vietnamese companies, Vinalines and Saigon Port.
Located in the downstream area of the Cai Mep River, it was built to handle large container vessels and is equipped with modern container handling equipment, including the largest STS cranes in Vietnam, a land area of 60 hectares and 600 metres of berth length.
It also has 445 metres of specialised berth for handling barges from inland container depots and ports in Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai and Binh Duong.
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