The volume of cargo passing through seaports in Ho Chi Minh City, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Dong Nai, Binh Duong, and Long An provinces, which are known as Group 4, has increased rapidly, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
Seaports in these southern and Mekong Delta localities handled 150.8 million tons of cargo in 2015 and then nearly 296 million tons in 2022, its figures show.
Within Group 4, seaports in Ho Chi Minh City and Ba Ria-Vung Tau had the largest capacity and highest rate of handling, with average growth of 9.95 per cent and 15.5 per cent, respectively.
Group 4 is the biggest and the most important in the country, accounting for 43 per cent of all cargo passing through seaports in the country.
In 2022, Vietnam’s seaports handled 733 million tons of cargo, a year-on-year rise of 4 per cent.
The Prime Minister approved master planning in 2021 for the development of the seaport network in Vietnam during the 2021-2030 period with a vision to 2050. Under the planning, four groups of seaports were created, with Group 4 to be capable of handling 461-540 million tons of cargo by 2030.