Nearly 485.3 million tonnes of cargo were handled at Vietnam’s seaports in the first eight months of this year, including over 13.9 million TEUs of container cargo, up 6% and 8% annually, respectively.
Container loading and unloading service charges should be increased to approach the regional level so investors would not feel hesitant when pouring money into developing seaports.
Deputy Director General of the Vietnam Maritime Administration Hoang Hong Giang has said the total volume of cargo handled at Vietnamese seaports surpassed 397.5 million tonnes in the first seven months of this year, up 6 percent year on year.
The Ministry of Transport recently issued a list of wharves at seaports in Vietnam, with the northern city of Hai Phong being home to the biggest number of those facilities.
The volume of cargo handled at Vietnam’s seaports reached nearly 160 million tonnes in the first quarter, up 8.4% over the same period last year, according to the Vietnam Maritime Administration.
Vietnam’s shipping fleet with more than 1,500vessels and a total capacity of 7.8 million DWT is ranked fourth in ASEAN and 30th in the world.
Nearly 309 million tonnes of cargo were handled through Vietnam’s seaports in the first half of this year, up 13 percent year-on-year, according to the Vietnam Maritime Administration.
The volume of cargo passing through seaports across Vietnam rose by 19% to 431 million tonnes in the first 10 months of 2018, according to Vietnam Maritime Administration (VMA).
Vietnam’s rapidly growing trade and production have pushed the cargo volume through the country’s seaports to rise by 20%-30% per annum, making port projects appealing to foreign investors.
The volume of cargo transported through Vietnamese seaports has soared in the first nine months of 2018, particularly through ports in Quang Ninh and Ha Tinh provinces, according to the Vietnam Maritime Administration.
An increasingly larger quantity of imported scrap has overloaded several seaports in Ho Chi Minh City, which has become an ‘alternative destination’ for the waste dumping after China ceased buying it earlier this year.
The automated customs system is expected come into operation at all seaports and airports by the end of the third quarter of 2018, according to the General Department of Customs.
The 43rd Conference of the ASEAN Port Association (APA) opened in Vung Tau city, the southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, drawing representatives of the ASEAN member countries, excepting for land-locked Laos.
VOV.VN - Vietnam has 49 seaports including 10 large-scale ports, which help accelerate the country’s economic development and international integration process, according to the Ministry of Transport.
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung had a working session with authorities from the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands on April 19 to study the European country’s experience in planning, building and operating seaports.
VOV.VN - The Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC) has pledged to accelerate a project to build the expressway linking central Danang city with Quang Ngai province.
The northern port city of Haiphong is potentially becoming a key logistics centre domestically and internationally with improved infrastructure system, according to Commercial Real Estate Services (CBRE).
Seaports in Vietnam have not been exploited in a reasonable way: some of them are overloaded, while many others have been unused.
VietinBank and VPBank, as the strategic shareholders of the Saigon Port, have representatives that belong to the port developer’s board of directors and supervision board.
The Border Guard Command under the Ministry of Defence will implement e-immigration at all sea ports across the country by 2018, said Vice Head of the Border Guard Management Department Le Anh Tuan.