COVID-19: vessels via seaports down, cargo up 10 percent

The Vietnam Maritime Administration (VMA) has reported that the total arrivals of vessels leaving or entering Vietnamese seaports from China or countries hit by COVID-19 outbreak neared 6,790 as of the early March.

COVID-19: vessels via seaports down, cargo up 10 percent hinh anh 1

Illustrative image 

The number of cargo vessels entering or leaving Vietnamese seaports so far this year went down 15 percent year-on-year, mostly those on China – Vietnam route.

However, the total volume of cargo through Vietnamese seaports annually increased by 10 percent to nearly 95.7 million tonnes in the first two months of this year.

Container goods were estimated at over 3.1 million TEUs, up 14 percent from 2019.

Can Tho seaport saw a 50 percent surge in customs clearance of goods while others in Quang Ngai, Quang Tri, Hue posted a yearly rise of 18-23 percent.

 

Also according to the VMA, container goods via seaports increased by 100 percent in Thanh Hoa and 17 percent in Vung Tau, and dropped by 52 percent Quang Ninh and 48 percent in Quang Nam.

Amid the complicated development of COVID-19 outbreak, the VMA has asked seaports to promptly quarantine suspected cases and conduct compulsory health declaration for all crewmembers and passengers before their arrival.

Daytime cargo transport ban: pros and cons

Daytime cargo transport ban: pros and cons

The Ho Chi Minh City administration is scrutinizing a plan to shift goods transport from the daytime to the nighttime to ease traffic congestion in the city center.

VN seaport enterprises to taste the heat of novel coronavirus in Q1

VN seaport enterprises to taste the heat of novel coronavirus in Q1

The novel coronavirus has caused problems to most of the roadway logistics firms, however at sea it is having a mixed affect.  

 
 

Other News

.
Transport service operators begin installing yellow number plates from today
Transport service operators begin installing yellow number plates from today
BUSINESSicon  02/08/2020 

Vehicles that have registered for transport services have started installing yellow number plates with black letters and numbers from today, August 1, instead of the current white plates.

Vietnam needs full market economy: experts
Vietnam needs full market economy: experts
BUSINESSicon  02/08/2020 

 Economists have said Viet Nam would gain many benefits from a full and modern market economy.

Business plans thrown into turmoil amid COVID-19 spike
Business plans thrown into turmoil amid COVID-19 spike
BUSINESSicon  01/08/2020 

Dang Thanh Nga, 40, in Ha Noi called 10 sewers back to work for her garment factory just a few days ago as orders increased last week. 

Mobile World tries different development models, closes some chains
Mobile World tries different development models, closes some chains
BUSINESSicon  01/08/2020 

The Gioi Di Dong (Mobile World) has seen its key brands such as The Gioi Di Dong, Dien May Xanh and Bach Hoa Xanh growing rapidly, but has also had to shut down ineffective business chains.

Startups in HR receive millions in funding despite Covid-19
Startups in HR receive millions in funding despite Covid-19
BUSINESSicon  01/08/2020 

Nearly all businesses are experiencing hardships because of Covid-19. However, this hasn't happened with startups in the HR industry. They are still receiving millions of dollars worth of funding.

Vietnam to pilot night-time economic activities in 10 major cities
Vietnam to pilot night-time economic activities in 10 major cities
BUSINESSicon  31/07/2020 

The Government has approved a project on night-time economy development in Vietnam which will allow major cities and tourist attractions to pilot night-time services until 6 a.m.

Border trade rules to be tightened
Border trade rules to be tightened
BUSINESSicon  01/08/2020 

Tran Quoc Toan, Deputy Director-General of the Import-Export Department, Ministry of Industry of Trade, talks on Vietnam’s decision to gradually eliminate all temporary import and re-export activities through Vietnam-China sub-border gates.

Businesses endeavour to retain employees
Businesses endeavour to retain employees
BUSINESSicon  31/07/2020 

More than 7.8 million workers lost their jobs in the first half of 2020, putting severe pressure on labour authorities to tackle social security issues.

Booming gold market risky for individual investors: experts
Booming gold market risky for individual investors: experts
BUSINESSicon  31/07/2020 

The recent surge of gold prices may cause risks for individual buyers, experts and analysts have warned.

Vietnam to post world’s fifth-highest economic growth: WB
Vietnam to post world’s fifth-highest economic growth: WB
BUSINESSicon  31/07/2020 

Vietnam is projected to be the fifth highest-growing economy in the world this year and the country has a unique opportunity to increase its footprint in the global economy in both trade and investment, 

Pharma firms uphold fair price mechanisms
Pharma firms uphold fair price mechanisms
BUSINESSicon  31/07/2020 

Amid Vietnam’s upcoming new rules on drug tenders, multinational pharma giants are advocating price negotiation for an open business environment and predictable policies, in order to make sustainable future investments.

Vietnamese goods face tough road to foreign markets due to trade remedies
Vietnamese goods face tough road to foreign markets due to trade remedies
BUSINESSicon  31/07/2020 

With an array of free trade agreements (FTAs) inked and coming into force, countries around the world have also increased technical barriers to protect their domestic industries,

Block 114 – bright spot in offshore exploration
Block 114 – bright spot in offshore exploration
BUSINESSicon  31/07/2020 

Block 114 is located in Song Hong Basin, offshore Vietnam’s northern continental shelf, about 65km from Quang Tri province, and 86km from Da Nang city in the central region.

Vietnam gains $6.5 billion trade surplus in 7 months
Vietnam gains $6.5 billion trade surplus in 7 months
BUSINESSicon  31/07/2020 

Vietnam achieved a trade surplus of $6.5 billion in the first seven months of this year, including $1 billion in July, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

M&A activity expected to set new records in post-COVID period
M&A activity expected to set new records in post-COVID period
BUSINESSicon  31/07/2020 

Analysts believe that new records in the number and value of M&A deals will be set in the post-Covid-19 period.

EVFTA, Covid-19 change the face of VN logistics industry
EVFTA, Covid-19 change the face of VN logistics industry
BUSINESSicon  02/08/2020 

Vietnam’s logistics market has great opportunities to improve as the EVFTA has been inked and the country is receiving investment inflow from Europe.

Vietnam preparing international labour resources
Vietnam preparing international labour resources
BUSINESSicon  30/07/2020 

Vietnam’s labour sector is strongly integrating globally. 

Foreign investors pledge some US$19 billion into Vietnam
Foreign investors pledge some US$19 billion into Vietnam
BUSINESSicon  30/07/2020 

Despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, new foreign investment approvals in Vietnam reached some US$18.8 billion between January and July, inching down by a mild 6.9% year-on-year.

Japanese praise Vietnam's investment environment
Japanese praise Vietnam's investment environment
BUSINESSicon  31/07/2020 

Japanese businesses in Vietnam say the country is a safe and successful destination for investors.

Banks forecast lower profit and credit growth rates
Banks forecast lower profit and credit growth rates
BUSINESSicon  30/07/2020 

Domestic activities have returned to normal, but Vietnam’s major partner economies are still affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN