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VICT announces terminal expansion plans

VICT announces terminal expansion plans

Ho Chi Minh City:  Vietnam International Container Terminals (VICT) plans to upgrade its Ho Chi Minh City facilities. The expansion will increase the berth length at VICT by 192 metres, which will allow the terminal to berth up to four container vessels at any one time.

VICT Chairman Mr. Truong Quoc Hung, said: "What you see today is a culmination of many years of hard work and preparation. We have achieved our initial aim of providing the best container handling services to our customers and facilitating imports and exports from Ho Chi Minh City. This new expansion will enable the port to enter a new phase in its development as Vietnam's premier container port."

VICT began operations in 1998 as the country's first purpose built container terminal with Neptune Orient Lines. Since then, handling capacity has increased from under 50,000 teu in 1999, to almost 450,000 teu last year. The expansion will bring total berth length to 678m. VICT's capacity will also rise to 900,000 teu a year by 2008.  [24/01/07]