China's Hong Kong-flagged ship is 172 metres in length and has a deadweight tonnage of 22,000 tonnes.

Chu Lai port

In 2016, Chu Lai Logistics, which operates the port, worked with SITC, one of Asia's leading logistics and shipping company, to launch a two-way international container shipping route from the Republic of Korea to the Chu Lai port.

Since then SITC carriers have been docking at the port at an average rate of once or twice a week.

In future bigger SITC carriers will dock at the port at a frequency of approximately once a week.

Chu Lai Logistics will also begin to operate more international routes and work with large global cargo lines to push for more trade through the Chu Lai Port to meet the needs of businesses in central Vietnam and the Central Highlands besides southern Laos and northern Cambodia.

Chu Lai Logistics has been investing to expand its scale and improve its logistics service quality to offer greater efficiency to customers and improved transport services to producers, especially agricultural goods for exports.

Source: VNA