In early 2021, the Gemadept shipping company opened a new terminal in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu province, Vietnam. The province is located on the country’s southern coast and is one of the country’s economic power houses. As the largest deep-water port in the south of Vietnam, the new Gemalink port connects Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta and other ports in the region, such as in Thailand and Cambodia. Now, up to three large ships can berth simultaneously at the new terminal.
As a smart port, Gemalink is equipped with advanced technology and high-quality fender systems. ShibataFenderTeam’s Malaysian office, together with our Vietnamese agent KES Industries Pte. Ltd., supplied 44 sets of SPC 1800 Cone Fender Systems with a steel-panel design measuring 3200 mm x 6400 mm and 19 sets of SPC 800 Cone Fender Systems with a steel plate of 1700 mm x 6400 mm. Additionally, we equipped the berth with 26 rubber ladders and 88 sets of Staghorn Bollards (66 sets with a capacity of 200 tonnes each and 22 sets with a capacity of 30 tonnes).
The two-year project, with a total investment value of US $330 million, was financed by Gemadept and CMA-CGM. The project was also honored by the magazine Engineering News Record (ENR) with the Global Best Projects Awards 2021 in the category Civil Marine Works in September 2021. SFT congratulates and wishes all shipping companies a successful operation of the new Gemalink port.