Green light for Cam Ranh Port rules

The Prime Minister has approved rules for the management and operation of Cam Ranh International Port in central Khanh Hoa province’s Cam Ranh Bay.

A naval ship docks at Cam Ranh Port, expected to become Vietnam’s biggest sea port in terms of wharf length. (Photo: VNA)

Parts of the port, which serve both civilian and military vessels, were completed and unveiled in March this year.

Once completed, Cam Ranh International Port, with an investment of 2 trillion VND (nearly 89 million USD), is expected to become the biggest port in Vietnam in terms of wharf length, able to handle 18 ships at one time and accommodate ships of up to 110,000 DWT.

It is capable of receiving 185 ships each year and is designed to protect ships against level 8 winds and storms.

Cam Ranh Bay holds a strategic position in the East Sea due to its proximity to international navigation routes and the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelagos, as well as to the oil and gas areas in the southeast continental shelf of Vietnam.

The newly-issued rules relate to the port boundaries, services, arrivals and departures of Vietnamese and foreign nationals and cars.

According to the new regulations, Vietnamese military vessels operating within the port boundary will be managed and overseen by the Ministry of Defence.

Foreign military vessels arriving at Cam Ranh Port on official visits, for training or drills are subjected to a Government decree on foreign vessels in Vietnam.

Conventional marine services are available at Cam Ranh International Port, including goods and passenger transportation by sea, shipping and port agents, marine brokerage, marine rescue, maintenance and supplies or equipment for vessels, and storage services.

Additionally, Cam Ranh International Port also offers underwater security, and will host crews and tourists traveling by sea, marine fairs and foreign military activities.


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