SP-PSA, a joint venture between Saigon Port, Vinalines and PSA International, called for limited international bids for the supply of a terminal operation system (TOS) for its International Port Phase I in Vung Tau, situated near the mouth of the Cai Mep-Thi Vai river in southern Vietnam, at the beginning of this year. TSB beat off competition from global port and maritime IT solution providers to win the contract, which it signed on May 5.
CATOS has already been installed at around 70 sites, including two previously in Vietnam, at Saigon Port and Tiensa Danang Container Terminal. According to TSB, the solution’s main strengths are maximising productivity, user-friendly automation technology and the highest service quality.
“We are excited to present the outstanding performance of CATOS in Vietnam again,” said Jang Soo Choi, CEO of TSB. “CATOS already serves two container terminals in Vietnam and has enhanced their productivity and efficiency. Likewise, I expect TSB, with its reliable product and maintenance service, to support this new Vietnamese terminal to handle rapidly growing container traffic.”
TSB will initiate the project before the end of the year and will then proceed with system installation and maintenance. The planned development at SP-PSA International Port consists of four berths with a total length of 1,200 m, 12 quay cranes and 54 ha of land area in total. The terminal will be developed in two phases, with the first becoming operational in 2009. When fully completed, it will have a projected annual capacity of around 2.2m teu.