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Approaching Channel

Currently, SPCT terminal is constantly accessible via both Long Tau (-8.5m) and Soai Rap channel (chart datum: -9.5m and with high time 12.50 meters).

Therefore, SPCT can serve vessels with a nominal capacity up to 4,500 TEUs and becomes the first deep-water port in Ho Chi Minh, brings more benefits to carriers.

When the second phase is completed to dredge the channel up to chart-datum level of 12.00 meters and/or -15.00 meters with tidal in the future, the vessels up to 80,000-100,000 tons can navigate via Soai Rap to Hiep Phuoc port cluster easily, opens new opportunities to connect Vietnam to global markets 

BENEFITS TO CARRIERS WITH -9.5M (tidal -12m)

  • Saving 3-4 hours steaming time to SPCT with 50% less in pilotage  charge, bunker.
  • Double existing vessel size to 50,000DWT / 5,000 teu
  • Allowing Panamax vessels to safely berth 15km from city
  • No LOA or night time restrictions
  • Lower shipping costs compared to Cai Mep ports
  • Lower slot costs due to increase in vessel size for carriers
 
Navigation Information

SPCT provides the regions best location in order to access the  commercial center of Hochiminh City, Mekong Delta and  neighbor provinces with over 12 million consumers.

LOCATION

SPCT  situated at the west bank of Soai Rap river, in Hiep  Phuoc IP, located 15 km south of Hochiminh City center,  Vietnam.

  Our port code (VNSPC) had published on UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) website as below link:

http://www.unece.org/cefact/locode/vn.htm

 GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION 

Latitude:                                                    10o 38’ 15 N 

Longitude:                                                 106o 45’ 51 E

Pilot station                                               10o20.24N – 107o02E at Vung Tau.  

Distance Pilot station to SPCT                       43 Nautical miles.

Pilotage                                                     Compulsory with Vung Tau and HO CHI MINH City  pilot

CHANNEL INFORMATION

Draft (Chart Datum)                                   -9.5m (via Soai Rap)        -8.5m (via Long Tau)

Berth draft (Chart Datum)                           -10.5m

Air draft (under power cables)                      55 m

Day time limitation                                     LOA <230m

Night time navigation limitation                    18:00 – 6:00 (vessel  with LOA more  than 175m)

Max vessel size                                           2,200 teus vessel

Turning circle diameter   600m

LOAD LINE & TIME ZONE
 

Load Line Zone:                                         Tropical

Time Zone:                                                GMT +7

TIDAL RANGE & FLOW

Tide HHW                                       3.6m
Tide LLW                                        0.8m
Mean Tide                                       2.3 m

Tug station                                               Near Binh Khanh cape

Tug                                                         1,200 – 2,800 HP

Bollard strength                                        100 tons

Tug ordering                                            at least 2 hours in advance

Pilot ordering                                           at least 2 hours in advance