Construction of the planned 24 ha (60 acre) terminal, which will have berth space of 630 m, is scheduled to begin later this year. The new terminal, the second Vietnamese facility in APM Terminals’ Global Terminal Network, is expected to be operational in late 2010.
Martin Gaard Christiansen, APM Terminals’ vice president for Asia, stated: “We are delighted, following the successful start of construction of the Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province in the south of Vietnam, to now establish our next terminal project in this high-growth country.
“The development of the facility in Dinh Vu will help meet the demand for modern, efficient port and intermodal facilities for the growing and increasingly important role of Vietnam in the global economy. We see excellent partners in the Pharung Shipyard Company and the Vinashin Group to achieve this goal.”