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DP World officially opens Saigon Premier Container Terminal

DP World officially opens Saigon Premier Container Terminal

Ho Chi Minh City: Celebrations over the weekend marked the official opening of the DP World-operated Saigon Premier Container Terminal (SPCT) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
The DP World-operated container terminal, which is located along the western shore of the Soai Rap River on 23 hectares in the Hiep Phuoc Industrial Park, is a state of the art facility which began operations in October 2009, just two years after construction began in September 2007.
Phase one of the development has two berths and storage capacity for up to 15,000 teu at a time, including 650 refrigerated container slots. ?The continued development of the infrastructure by government authorities includes dredging of the Saoi Rap river to a depth of 9.5m, allowing SPCT to serve vessels with a nominal capacity of up to 5,000 teu close to the city.
Additional dredging a depth of 12m is planned for the near future, when SPCT will be able to handle vessels up to 8,000 teu. Every major container terminal operator has piled into the south of the country to construct a rash of new deepwater terminals. [01/02/10]

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