The year of 2017 promises to witness the emergence of Southeast Asia’s largest seaport projects. The reason is that many members in the region are racing to achieve the leading position in loading cargo. This is a good sign that helps to reduce the overcrowding at seaports and enhance the competitiveness of businesses. Following are top 8 seaports in Southeast Asia.
Port of Singapore, Singapore
Port of Singapore is the busiest transport hub in the world. Located in the south of the Malay Peninsula and about 30 kilometers from the southwest of Johor seaport, Malaysia, the main function of Port of Singapore is handling maritime trade. Besides, it is home to hundreds of seaports in almost all the countries. The good infrastructure and facilities here allow handling large quantities of containers and cargo, including packaged and separated goods.
The port includes many terminals used for a variety of purposes, from normal harbors to specialized harbors for loading liquid cargo such as crude oil, gasoline, natural gas products, cement, iron and steel.
Port of Tanjung Priok, Indonesia
Tanjung Priok is the largest seaport in Indonesia. In terms of the amount of cargo handled annually, it is also one of the biggest seaports in Southeast Asia. It is expected that as for 2023, the Indonesian government will complete the project to expand and upgrade the Port of Tanjung Priok in the north of Jakarta so that it will have a capacity of receiving and transporting 18 million TEU from the current number of 5 million TEU.
Muara Port, Brunei
Muara is the largest seaport in Brunei and listed one of the largest and the most bustling seaports in the Southeast Asia. The port is capable of receiving and transporting more than 5 million TEU annually and connecting to over 100 other seaports in numerous countries around the world, which contributes to strongly developing Brunei’s foreign economic relations.
Port of Manila, Philippines
Manila is the largest seaport in the Philippines. This is also an outstanding port in Southeast Asia with a range of remarkable commercial, economic and military activities. The port has six piers including two piers for container ships and roro ships. The system of warehouses has a total area of 68,000 square meters and 4 areas with a total area of 143,000 square kilometers.
Port of Manila, which is situated in Manila Bay and located on the two banks of Pasig River, is the busiest port in the Philippines. The port is divided into three areas including South Harbor, North Harbor and International Harbor.
Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia
Tanjung Pelepas is the port with the biggest scale in Malaysia and is a strong competitor of Port of Singapore in recent years. It is noteworthy that in 2012, Tanjung Pelepas made great strides with the growth rate of 15.5% and reached 6.22 million TEU.
At present, Tanjung Pelepas is in the process of completing Phase II of the project of expansion and development. w12 of 14 terminals have been already completed.
Sihanoukville Port, Cambodia
In Cambodia, Sihanoukville is the largest seaport and capable of transporting imported and exported goods to many countries around the world. This is also one of the three major international ports in Cambodia, including Sihanoukville Port, Phnom Penh Port and Koh Kong Port.
Sihanoukville Port is the only deep-water seaport in Cambodia that is located in Kompong Som Bay. With a favorable position, this port lies near the deepwater area and has a degree of natural protection from storms formed by a series of islands throughout the bay.
Port of Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok is a relatively modern seaport in Southeast Asia. This is home to various seaports of different countries in Southeast Asia and throughout the world as well. The port consists of nine piers for loading separated goods, two container docks having the same railway running along the wharf. Klongboi harbor owns a modern warehouse with a total area of 168,000 square kilometers.
The cargoes for transportation are mainly food, industrial products and oil. In addition, Bangkok is a safe port for big vessels to load and unload goods.
Hai Phong Port, Vietnam
Hai Phong Port has the greatest amount of goods of circulation in Northern Vietnam. This port is equipped with modern devices, adequate and safe infrastructure that is suitable for the mode of transport and international commerce. The wharf of Haiphong port is 2,567 meters long and its depot has an area of 52,052 square meters can contain 10 million tons of cargo annually.
However, this port is only open to the vessels with the size of 6.000 – 7.000 DWT. According to the plan of the Ministry of Transport, Hai Phong port and all the types of equipment will be upgraded at two terminals at Dinh Vu so that 20,000 DWT vessels can easily move, which makes the capacity of customs clearance reach between 25 and 30 million tons per year.