After several months of negotiations, with experience, reputation, and a strong brand that has been affirmed, together with inherent capacity, SNP Logistics has won the bid and officially implemented the service contract for the construction project “Polypropylene (PP) Production Plant and Underground LPG Storage Facility in Vietnam” for Hyosung Group – Hyosung Chemical Corporation (Korea) in Cai Mep Industrial Zone, Phu My Town, Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a strong impact, heavily affecting various sectors of the economic and social life as well as production and trade activities in many countries around the world in general and Vietnam in particular. Accordingly, the port operation and logistics industry is one of the 15 key economic sectors of the country that has been significantly affected by the pandemic. In that context, SNP Logistics has made high efforts and implemented many resolute and flexible solutions to cope with the pandemic in order to maintain relatively favorable business results.
In early July, SNP Logistics started providing services, including: customs brokerage, transportation of goods from Cat Lai Port to the project site, and unloading/loading for the construction project of the largest solar power plant in Southeast Asia and the second-largest in the world in Ea Sup district, Dak Lak province, with a total capacity of 2,000 MW. In the Phase 1 contract equivalent to 600 MW, SNP Logistics deployed 3,000 containers from July 2020 to mid-October 2020 to meet the electricity construction schedule. Following the initial success from this project, on August 2, 2020, SNP Logistics continued to deploy the largest and heaviest oversized cargo ever into TAN CANG CAI MEP Port to serve the construction of Phase 2 of the “Polypropylene (PP) Production Plant and Underground LPG Storage Facility in Vietnam” for Hyosung Group – Hyosung Chemical Corporation (Korea) in Cai Mep Industrial Zone, Phu My Town, Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province.
The project is implemented on an area of nearly 61 hectares, including two items: the construction of an underground LPG storage facility with a capacity of 240,000 tons; and a Polypropylene production plant with products such as Ethylene, Propylene, Homo and Co Polypropylene, Hydrogen, and by-products generated during the production process. This is the largest-scale project ever implemented in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province’s Industrial Zone.
In this project, SNP Logistics provides services for arranging berths to receive ships and assisting in unloading equipment for KCTC, who is a full-package partner (F2F). On August 2, 2020, in the Cai Mep area, unfavorable terrain and weather conditions, including rain and wind, along with the implementation of Covid-19 preventive measures, made cargo handling a challenging task. However, with extensive experience in lifting, unloading, and logistical coordination, and strong teamwork among key units such as Tan Cang Cai Mep Container Port (TCCT) and Technical Services Company (DVKT), necessary preparations were made to receive three of the largest and heaviest oversized cargo items ever through Tan Cang Cai Mep Port, with a total weight of over 3,100 tons. These items included: cargo 1 (Splitter Lower) with a volume of 9,360m3, weighing 1,700 tons; cargo 2 (Splitter Middle) with a volume of 4,464m3, weighing 800 tons; cargo 3 (Splitter Upper) with a volume of 2,736m3, weighing 600 tons, and accompanying accessories.
Sharing the joy after successfully deploying this service, Colonel Ho Huynh Thanh Hang, Deputy Director of SNP Logistics, said, “With a high level of discipline in the partner’s production line and internally, the arrangement of berths and the successful lifting/unloading of these three cargo items were recognized and highly appreciated by the customer. This further affirms the reputation, capacity, and brand of SNP Logistics in providing services for large projects. This is one of the distinctive services that will create a significant impact and attract new opportunities for sales and bidding in the near future, while also motivating the improvement of skills and expertise in handling oversized cargo within the internal force of Tan Cang Sai Gon Corporation. From this experience, Tan Cang Sai Gon is facing great opportunities and positive prospects in participating in large-scale solar and wind power contracts, which are new trends in the future.”
The event of receiving the “largest” oversized cargo items ever through Tan Cang Cai Mep Port is seen as a bright signal, affirming the correct direction and sustainability of production and service business plans, despite the challenges posed by non-traditional security issues (such as natural disasters, epidemics, etc.). This sets the stage for the unit to continue its efforts to overcome difficulties and challenges to maintain growth in the future, thereby contributing to the promotion of production and business activities of the port and logistics system of the Tan Cang Sai Gon Corporation. The determination to overcome the pandemic and readiness for the post-pandemic recovery phase are also evident.