APM Terminals’ Cai Mep Transforming Vietnamese Ports
By Anuja Abraham
Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) has been operational for only a year and despite having five competing terminals within the Cai Mep port area, CMIT will handle close to 600,000 TEU in 2012, representing 50% of the volumes currently moving through the port. “Our productivity has already reached world-class levels regularly exceeding 40 crane moves per hour which shows how competitive Vietnamese ports can be” commented Steen Davidson, Managing Director of Cai Mep International Terminal.
Vietnam continues to play an important role in global sourcing with the leading brands of footwear, textiles and electronics selecting the country as a strategic, reliable location.
Port infrastructure, accessibility and productivity strengthen the site selection attractiveness for global supply chains. CMIT’s management works closely with the import/export community to ensure high performance.
“Given the current surplus capacity in Cai Mep, terminal operators need to attract more transshipment volumes to Vietnamese ports to fuel future growth” Mr. Nguyen Xuan Ky,
Commercial Director of CMIT stated. “To achieve this, we need assistance from the government to make port charges more competitive with other Southeast Asian countries and this is a key message we shared with the President” he added.