MCC starts calling HICT, the first deep-sea port in North Vietnam

Published on 28 August 2018

MCC Transport starts calling Haiphong International Container Terminal (HICT), the first deep-sea port in North Vietnam. With the addition of HICT port, this strengthens MCC’s commitment in enabling new trade opportunities for its customers and the region.

“We strongly believe in the future growth of North Vietnam. By calling HICT with 3 weekly services, we can offer our customers the widest coverage from the start which is expected to provide them more opportunities for business all over the world," explains Naresh Potty, Chief Commercial Officer of MCC Transport.

HICT is the first terminal in North Vietnam with a deep draft of 14 meters allowing large container vessels to call the port directly. This development will not only boost the economic growth of the region but will also open business opportunities from/to the rest of Asia.HICT photo 2 (1)

MCC was the first to call HICT on the 23rd of May 2018. With the positive feedback from customers and stakeholders, MCC decided to officially add HICT to its weekly services namely NV4, SE1 and SE2 to boost trade between Vietnam, China and rest of Southeast Asia.

Here are the first sailing schedules of MCC services calling HICT.

Service Name




Bella J

Yantian (ETD Jun 24) - Hongkong (ETD Jun 25) -Lach Huyen HICT (ETA Jun 26)- Hai Phong (ETA Jun 27)


California Trader


Tanjung Pelepas (ETD Jun 21) - Singapore (ETD Jun 22) -Lach Huyen HICT (ETA Jun 26)- Hai Phong (ETA Jun 27)


Lady of Luck 1835

Sihanoukville (ETD Jun 27) - Laem Chabang (ETD Jun 29) - Singapore (ETD Jul 3) -Lach Huyen HICT (ETA Jul 6)- Hai Phong (ETA Jul 7)


HICT’s strategic location connects cargos to most inland waterways and coastal roads to Quang Ninh and the northern provinces of Vietnam. Also, MCC expects a smoother operation with HICT as port’s favorable location will lessen the impact of tidal fluctuation or seasonal draft limitation. All these make HICT not only beneficial for customers but also for the continued growth of North Vietnam. 

For further information, please contact:


Davina Rapaport

Regional Communications Manager, Asia Pacific

A.P. Moller Maersk

Mobile: +852 91767710



Chenyl Eugenio

Marketing Manager, MCC Transport

Mobile: +63 998 865 8691




About MCC Transport

MCC Transport is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Maersk Line, and specializes in the world’s most dynamic and fastest growing market: Intra-Asia. Headquartered in Singapore, MCC has over 600 employees and operates 80+ ships that serve more than 200 ports every week. Having served as the Intra-Asia Partner for over 20 years, MCC continues to link its customers to opportunities across region through direct and transshipment services to major ports in the region, coupled with swift documentation processes and e-commerce solutions at competitive price levels.