In the morning of March 20, 2021, Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc - Prime Minister visited Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) during a business trip from Government delegation to Ba Ria - Vung Tau province. Joining the visit, there were also Mr. Truong Hoa Binh – Deputy Prime Minister, Head of MOT and Heads of Ba Ria - Vung Tau province. CMIT is honor to have the Prime Minister's coming back this second time after his first visiting from 2017.

 

In the past 4 years, CMIT in particular and CM-TV terminal cluster in general have made great leaps in terms of both cargo volume and the size of mother vessels receiving. Particularly at CMIT, the throughput of containers increased by nearly 40% in the period 2017-2020 - from 1.34 million TEUs to 1.80 million TEUs - the growth rate has always reached 2 digits. In addition, CMIT was also honored by BR-VT province heads in the list of 10 outstanding local events in 2020 when CMIT is the first terminal in Vietnam capable of receiving one of the most largest container vessels in the world – M/v Margrethe Maersk called CMIT on October 26th, 2020 with 214,121 DWT equivalent a nominal capacity of close to 20,000 TEUs.

Mr. Nguyen Xuan Ky - General Director of Cai Mep International Terminal, has given a brief report to Prime Miniester about CMIT’s business status during the past 5 years and the current status, planning orientation of CM-TV terminal cluster, connecting transportation infrastructure... Based on the contents of this report, the Prime Minister had a meeting with Heads of Ba Ria - Vung Tau province on the CM-TV terminal cluster, aiming to awaken the potential of CM-TV terminal development and focusing on developing connecting transportation infrastructure. The Prime Minister also agreed with the proposals of CMIT, including dredging the channel from buoy 0 to Cai Mep terminals to reach a minimum depth of -15m for accommodating ultra-large vessels; Speeding up the implementation of Bien Hoa - Vung Tau expressway, Phuoc An bridge to create favorable conditions for export and import cargoes in and out; as well as studying the Bien Hoa - Cai Mep railway section as an extension of the North - South railway to transport goods from other regions to Cai Mep - Thi Vai...