Update news Ports

Mekong Delta ports need better linkages to increase efficiency

 VietNamNet Bridge – River and seaports in the Mekong Delta system of Group 6 ports handle a huge volume of goods, but 70 per cent amount of goods in the region are still carried by road to HCM City.

Ports along Sai Gon River to be relocated

 VietNamNet Bridge – All ports along the Sai Gon River will be relocated by the end of the year to reduce pressure on transport in HCM City, 

Transport Ministry to crackdown on cargo weight violations at ports

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Transport has said it would enforce stricter measures to stop overweight cargo shipments, such as temporarily shutting ports and firing directors who violated the MOT's weight regulations.

Foreign shipping firms preferred over local counterparts

 VietNamNet Bridge – Foreign shipping agents are preferred over Vietnamese agents and the country’s fleet of 1,700 vessels, a report from the Vietnam Maritime Bureau (Vinamarine) shows.

Vehicles queue up at ports as loading rule takes effect

 VietNamNet Bridge – Transport firms delivering goods to partners have complained about long waits at ports because of a new regulation that requires verification of the loading capacity of vehicles.

Ministry turns to ports in fight against overloading

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Transport said any ports found to violate regulations on overloading from the second time will be closed for a period of between one and three months, a sanction accepted by all ports at a meeting here on Tuesday.

Import-export companies grouse about shipping fees

 VietNamNet Bridge – Import-export companies are complaining about new fees imposed by the Cat Lai Port Authority as well as surcharges added by international shipping firms.

To battle with traffickers, businesses told to gather goods at ports

Import-export companies and customs officers have got worried stiff because of the new regulation that requires exporters to gather goods at the border gates, seaports, airports or bonded warehouses before they make customs declarations.


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Import-export companies weep from new customs regulation

 VietNamNet Bridge – The new regulation on the procedures for customs clearance has led to the fact that imports and exports have got stuck at customs and management agencies.

Big guys rush to build seaports

 VietNamNet Bridge – Investing in seaports and hydropower plants is believed to be the business fields which can bring superprofit to huge investors. However, the projects are really the huge “money hungry machines.”

Vietnam equitizes ports, trying to call for private investment

Vietnam plans to equitize some first class ports including Hai Phong, Da Nang, Quang Ninh, Saigon and Quy Nhon, a part of the program to call for private investment into the infrastructure development.