On June 01, 2020, SP-SSA International Terminal (SSIT) successfully welcomed the M/V CMA CGM ALMAVIVA, a direct container service to America belonging to CMA CGM. The M/V CMA CGM ALMAVIVA is one of 12 vessels of PEX3 service, which connects Vietnam and other Asian countries to ports in America as Houstons, Mobile, New Orleans, Tampa, and Miami. The M/V CMA CGM ALMAVIVA, owned by CMA CGM Shipping Line, has a capacity of more than 8,000 teu’s (1 teu = twenty-foot equivalent unit), 109,000 DWT (deadweight tons), and a vessel length of 334 meters. The first call of the PEX3 service at SSIT has completed the loading and unloading over 1,500 teus.
“SSIT greatly appreciates the trust displayed by CMA CGM shipping line in bringing large container vessels to SSIT for cargo handling, thus promoting increasingly prosperous trade relations between Vietnam, the United States. With additional requests from major carriers of the world, SSIT has been and will continue to work with relevant government agencies to support large vessels calling Vietnam, including Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCV’s) with capacities of 18,000+ teu’s, which support a reduction in costs per unit for the carriers. SSIT will continuously strive to further improve its service quality, being one of the largest deep-sea terminals in the country, making an important contribution to the development of the Cai Mep and Vietnam seaport system”, said Mr. Nguyen Le Chon Tam, General Director of SSIT.
SP-SSA International Terminal (SSIT) is a deep-sea terminal located in Cai Mep Thi Vai, Ba Ria Vung Tau province. SSIT is a joint venture established in 2006 between SSA Marine, Seattle, Washington USA and the two Vietnamese companies, Vinalines and Saigon Port. Located in the downstream area of Cai Mep, SSIT was built to operate large container vessels and is equipped with modern container handling equipment, including the largest STS cranes in Vietnam, a land area of 60 hectares and 600 meters of berth length. In addition, SSIT also has 445 meters of specialized berth for handling barges connecting export and import goods from ICDs (Inland Container Depots), ports in Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai and Binh Duong areas with Cai Mep area.
SSIT highly appreciates the great support of the Ministry of Transport, Vietnam Maritime Administration and Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province as well as government agencies and departments.