Haiphong International Gateway Port

Haiphong International Gateway Port Gateway to the North

For years, the North of Vietnam was lagging behind the South. The lack of good infrastructure was one of the major contributors for this imparity. Over the recent years, Vietnam government has invested heavily in infrastructure in the North of Vietnam and as an effect, the North has attracted more foreign direct investment over the recent years.

Probably the biggest asset in the expansion of the North is the development of the first Deep Sea port, Lach Huyen Port or also called the Haiphong International Gateway Port. Coming live end of 2017. Upon opening of this hub, no more transshipment via Singapore, Hong Kong or Shanghai will be required. Many investors understand the advantages and value of the new port and started construction of new facilities or are in the final preparation stage to ensure to be riding the wave when Haiphong International Gateway Port will become operational. Investors who want to benefit of the new trading opportunities offered by the Haiphong International Gateway Port, can set up their facilities in the adjacent Deep C and Dinh Vu Industrial Zone, which is adjacent to the new port and offers extensive tax benefits and reliable utilities to investors.


Haiphong International Gateway Port,
the largest port in the North of Vietnam.

  • Area: 184.5ha
  • Draft: -14m
  • Port of Nhava Sheva draft of -11m
  • Vessels: up to 100,000TUE, 8 berths for container, general and bulk cargo
  • Operational: end 2017 (first 2 berths)
  • By sep 2016, 95% of the works has been completed.


Background information on Haiphong

Haiphong International Gateway Port is under construction off the coast of Haiphong, Vietnam. It is the first public-private partnership (PPP) project between the governments of Vietnam and Japan.

Launched under the Vietnam 2020 seaport development plan, Haiphong International Gateway Port is one of several key infrastructure projects aimed at transforming Vietnam into a strong seafaring nation. It will improve the seaborne transportation between Northern Vietnam and the neighbouring countries.

The port will be developed in two phases, and will be equipped with comprehensive infrastructure and handling technology. It will be able to accommodate container ships between 4,000TEU and 6,000TEU, with the potential to accomodate 8,000TEU ships after expansion.

Upon completion, the port will enable direct exports from Northern Vietnam to the US and European markets, and eliminate transit through regional ports in Singapore or Hong Kong. This will reducing shipping costs, and increase competitiveness in the country's shipping market.

Construction of the port began in April 2013, with the first two container berths scheduled to be completed in 2016. The two berths will serve six million tonnes of cargo a year. The second phase of construction, which is scheduled for completion by 2020, will increase the port's capacity to 30 million tonnes a year.

Lach Huyen Deep Sea Port

Haiphong International Gateway Port construction details

The port is being constructed south of Lach Huyen's river estuary on Cat Hai Island. It will have a berth of approximately 8 km, a route length of 18km, and a bottom elevation of 14m.

The entire construction is divided into two components, A and B. Component A is being managed by the Vietnam Marine Administration, and involves the construction of port infrastructure.

The works will include construction of a one-lane access channel, anchorages, a 3,230 m-long breakwater, a turning basin, a 7,600m-long sand control dyke, an internal road system, soft-soil ground improvement, temporary berths, roads in the administration area, and an administration office building.

Managed by a joint venture (JV) of Japanese and Vietnamese companies, Component B will oversee the construction of two 750m-long container berths with the capacity to handle 100,000t ships. The berths will also be equipped with technical infrastructure, and a fire-protection system.

The second component will include the development of a container depot system in 22ha, a gantry crane with a lifting capacity of 54t, a rubber-tired gantry crane (RTG), a lifting system, and tractors.

8 berths for container, general and bulk cargo