Haiphong gets first direct link to US

Haiphong gets first direct link to US

Northern Vietnam is getting its first direct container link with the US. THE Alliance has unveiled its service offerings for next year. Among key changes, the revised PN2 service will call at Haiphong International Container Terminal (HICT), a facility partially owned by alliance member Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL). The service calls across Southeast Asia and stops at Tacoma in the US and Vancouver in Canada. Currently it deploys seven ships ranging in size from 8,100 teu to 9,600 teu, which would be the largest ships to ever call in northern Vietnam.

HICT opened in May this year and is the only deepwater boxport capable of handling larger containerships in northern Vietnam.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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