Two days after the visit from Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to Cai Mep Thi Vai port complex, SP-SSA International Terminal (SSIT) successfully receives M/V MSC AURIGA as a direct container service to the United States belonging to MSC shipping line on March 22nd, 2021. Total volume of M/V MSC AURIGA handled in SSIT makes a record over 11,000 container boxes, equivalent over 15,000Teus (1Teu = twenty-foot equivalent unit) which is recorded as the highest container volume per vessel ever handled in Viet Nam.
With challenges of Covid situation impacting on the world economy and Vietnamese economy recently, SSIT has still maintained professional working way and good service delivery to customer. Therefore, SSIT has been trusted and selected to handle big vessels with very big volume from different customers such as MSC as a second largest container group, THE Alliance and CMA CGM.
“SSIT greatly appreciates the trust displayed by MSC, Mr. Boris Cohen (MSC’s General Director) in allocating large container vessel to SSIT for cargo handling. 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, SSIT’s Members’ Council and departments bringing suitable conditions for shipping lines to allocate big vessels into Cai Mep in particularly and Viet Nam in general.