At the Cai Mep-Thi Vai port cluster in Ba Ria - Vung Tau (Photo: VNA)
- Deep-sea port SP-SSA
International Terminal (SSIT) in the
Cai Mep-Thi Vai port cluster in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau berthed MP The Belichick - a container vessel operated by Swiss logistics firm Mediterranean
Shipping Company (MSC) on April 13.
The ship is destined for the
US’s West Coast under a newly launched container service called Sentosa.
It embarked from
Singapore and travels through Thailand’s Laem Chabang City and Ba Ria-Vung Tau
to Long Beach City in the US’s Pacific Southwest, and will return to
Singapore through China’s Shanghai, Ningbo and Xiamen cities.
The route aims to connect Southeast Asia with
markets in southwestern Pacific, thus further promoting trade activities
between the two regions.
Despite severe impacts posed by the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy,
Vietnam’s exports still recorded positive results, even breakthroughs.
As the demand for export to the US
has risen sharply, MSC has put the above-mentioned service into
operation to satisfy the demand.
According to the General Statistics Office,
the US remained the largest importer of Vietnamese goods in the first quarter
of 2021, with turnover of 21.2 billion USD, up 32.8 percent year-on-year./.