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The SSIT Port Welcomes First Container Vessel

SSIT in Cai Mep welcomed the first container vessel 14th June. The m/v MSC Rosaria is owned and operated by MSC Geneva – one of the world’s largest shipping lines. MSC will make regular calls at SSIT in the future.

SSIT is a joint venture port. SSA Marine, with headquarters in Seattle USA, is a 50 percent owner of the facility. Saigon Port controls 39 percent and Vinalines Hanoi holds 11 percent ownership.

SSIT was purpose built to handle the largest container vessels in the world. These so called Ultra Large Container Vessels can carry up to 20,000 TEU with a deadweight capacity of almost 200,000 tons. SSIT is a deep water facility with 16.5 m draft alongside the berth. The terminal is equipped with the largest container shore cranes in Vietnam. The overall operational berth length exceeds 1 km of which 425 meters are dedicated to barge operations. The SSIT land area total 60 hectares. The container handling capacity of SSIT total about 1.2 mill TEU annualized.

SSIT has actively been handling bulk vessels since October 2014. The terminal is today the largest and busiest bulk port in Southern Vietnam. With effect from June, containers operations will be added whereby complimenting SSIT’s operations going forward.

Hoa Sen Group exported 20,000 tonnes of rolled steel sheets to the US at the SP-SSA International Terminal (SSIT)

Hoa Sen Group exported 20,000 tonnes of rolled steel sheets to the US at the SP-SSA International Terminal (SSIT) on the 29th of February, 2016.

Hoa Sen Group held a ceremony to export 20,000 tons of finished sheet metal to the US through SSIT Terminal of Ba Ria Vung Tau Province. The batch is valued at US$ 10 million and the largest batch ever exported from Vietnam to the US market so far. To mark this big milestone, the Chairman of SSIT, Nguyen Huu Phuc, the General Director, Soren Pedersen and other high ranking officers from Hanoi and Ba Ria Vung Tau province have jointly congratulated Chairman Le Phuoc Vu from Hoa Sen Group.

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh said the move has proved that local businesses can integrate in the global economy effectively in a fair and competitive manner.

Below are some photos of the event at SSIT terminal:

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SSIT’s management team visited Nguyen Thi Dinh Elementary school in Tan Thanh district

On January 15, 2016, SSIT’s management team visited Nguyen Thi Dinh Elementary  school in Tan Thanh district. Scholarships and school supplies was awarded to 30 students with financial difficulties and outstanding academic results in the first semester. Mrs. Bien, the principal, was very appreciative and hoped that the school and SSIT could continue to build stronger bonds going forward. Below are some photos of the event:

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