Dong Nai Port: Striving to Enhance Competitiveness

5:12:48 PM | 29/8/2012

Besides the role of a foreign trade gateway, Dong Nai Port is considered a centre meeting the need of cargo export, import and transport for businesses in the province and other provinces in the South East, Central South and Southern Highlands. This is a pride as well as a challenge for Dong Nai Port in undertaking its mission.
Dong Nai port system includes 3 ports namely Long Binh Tan, Go Dau A and Go Dau B with a total area of ​​443,000m2. The port has an extremely important strategic position, close to big ports in Ho Chi Minh City, the deep-water port in the region of Ba Ria-Vung Tau on the Thi Vai - Cai Mep River. The port is also a very important transport junction in the key southern economic region. As a gateway to trade goods for import and export enterprises in the province and the provinces of East, South and South West Highlands and in order to meet the requirements of economic integration and the orientation to become modern port, Dong Nai Port has made relentless effort to make investment and upgrading of port. Currently, container yard system at the port of Dong Nai consists of a 2.6 ha yard with a holding capacity of 2,000 TEUs for cargo container and 3ha yard with a holding capacity of 3,000 TEUs for empty container.
More favorably, the route connecting the road to Dong Nai Port with the national road system is now in good condition, which has helped improve the competitiveness of the Port through reducing the time, transportation cost for customers. In the coming time, Dong Nai Port will continue to expand the yard system through building a CFS store to serve the cargo packing at the port and expand approximately 3ha to serve container exploitation at the end of 2012. In parallel with the investment in the system of terminals and container yards, the port also focuses on the general exploitation to ensure a capacity of 200,000 TEUs / year and receipt of ships with the loading capacity of up to 5,000 DWT ships at the ports of Long Binh Tan.
Dong Nai Port has spared no effort to assuring itself, becoming a strategic partner of many shipping lines, an effective and economic connection address of many customers in Dong Nai province and the Southeast region. There has been an increase in the customer volume to consume the port’s cargo with an annual average growth of 10-15 percent over the past years. Especially during the first six months of 2012, the aggregate output from ports in Dong Nai is more than 1.2 million tons, accounting for 87 percent over the same period with the revenue of VND58.6 billion, reaching 100 percent over the same period. Container output is 42,933 TEUs churning out a revenue of US$11.4 billion. For the period 2012-2015, Dong Nai Port plans to achieve an average annual growth of about 19​​ percent in terms of revenues and 14 percent for profit.
As a result of the growing effectiveness of business production, Dong Nai Port has paid due attention to increasing income as well as improving the material and spiritual life of its employees. Especially, the company provides full social insurance and health insurance for workers, take care of their material and spiritual life; actively participate in social activities, gratitude movement, contributing to the close cooperation among its employees and between the company and the society.
Over the past 20 years of operation, Dong Nai Port has considerably contributed to increased export activity of Dong Nai in particular and the southern key economic region in general. Dong Nai port’s services not only cover transportation of goods and raw materials for factories in the industrial zone but also gradually get linked to the ports of Vietnam, contributing to the success of the country in the journey reaching the sea.
According to the detailed planning of seaport group number 5 approved by the Prime Minister, Dong Nai Port is classified as a national general port. The focal points include functional piers such as Long Binh Tan and Binh Duong (the Dong Nai River), Phu Huu (Dong Nai and Long Tau- Nha Be River), Ong Keo (Long Tau and Dong Tranh River), Go Dau and Phuoc An (Thi Vai River). Ms Nguyen Thi Bach Mai, Director of Dong Nai Port Joint Stock Company said in order to seize this opportunity, Dong Nai Port has an orientation to become one of the 10 leading national ports. Dong Nai Port is developing market share, diversification of activities, industry expansion, modernization of the port system in parallel with the training and improving the professional qualification of the staff team, gradually turning Dong Nai into one of the mooring ideal ports, a busy commercial port of the region and the world.
Cong Luan