Vietnam's Haiphong Deepwater Port Ready for Business

The Lach Huyen International Gateway Port in Haiphong which has a water depth of 14 meters (46 feet), a 750-meter (2,460-foot) berthing area and two container cranes, will commence operation later this month. Haiphong's existing port is located on the River Cam where water depths reach up to seven meters (23 feet). The new port will be able to handle 300,000 TEUs initially, but by the end of 2019, capacity will be increased to 3 million TEUs.

ASEAN has eliminated most tariffs among member nations. Transport has been enhanced across the region with the East-West Economic Corridor, supported by around 1,500 kms of road, which connects Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar.

The new port will be able to handle vessels up to 100,000 dwt, potentially eliminating the need for transshippment through Singapore or Hong Kong, MOSK plans to open a direct shipping lane from Lach Huyen to North America.