Plans seek to make the Port capable of handling large cruise ships.
The Chan May Port MTV Limited Company plans to upgrade Terminal 1 of Chan May Port in central Thua Thien Hue province. The Vietnam Maritime Administration has submitted the company's proposal to the Ministry of Transport for approval.
Chan May Port MTW previously signed an in-principle agreement with Royal Caribbean cruise ships - the world's second largest shipping company - for upgrading Terminal 1 at Chan May Port, so that it would be capable of berthing large-load cruise ships of 362 meters in length and carrying 5,500 passengers, such as super tourism ship "Oasis of the Seas".
According to the Vietnam Maritime Administration, the Prime Minister has approved Vietnam's seaport development plan by 2020 and target to 2030, in which Chan May Port's terminals will serve international tourists and berth ships of 100,000 tonnes or more.
Chan May Port is one of 46 ports in Southeast Asia selected by the Asia Boating Association as stopovers for cruise ships. It also lies along the main sea route connecting Singapore, the Philippines and Hong Kong. Chan May Port's dock is currently 420 meters in length and 12.5 meters in depth, making it able to berth 30,000 DWT ships and large international travel ships of about 3,000 passengers.