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HCMC Transport Dept proposes halving seaport fees

The HCMC Department of Transport has proposed the city government ask the People’s Council for approval to halve the seaport fees for goods transported on waterways.

Finance Ministry asks HCMC to reconsider seaport fee collection

The Ministry of Finance has asked the HCMC government to amend a resolution on collecting fees from users of infrastructure facilities and public services at seaport terminals in the city to help enterprises and the economy recover.

Seaport system yet to meet expectations

It has been 30 years since the Prime Minister issued Decision No.55/QD-TTg approving the master plan of the Cai Mep - Thi Vai deep-water seaport system.

Opportunities available for investment in Vietnam’s seaport system

Investors currently have many opportunities to participate in maritime projects worth more than 300,000 billion VND after Vietnam’s master plan on seaport system development is approved.

Vietnamese ports among top 50 effective container seaports

Three Vietnamese seaports have been named among the top 50 of the Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) launched by the World Bank and IHS Markit.

Vietnam to develop international standard ports

Development of major ports and port clusters will get priority in the new master plan for the country’s port system for 2021-2030, Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Nhat has said.

Seaport ambitions fail to hold water

Despite some improvements, seaport joint ventures between foreign partners and state-owned shipping giant Vietnam Maritime Corporation continued to incur losses in the first quarter of this year, 

Seaports struggle as imports drop from Europe, South Korea, ASEAN

Seaports are bearing negative impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic as the major partners of Vietnam are reducing orders. However, experts still see positive prospects.

Vietnam's central region focuses on maritime transport

Seaports in all provinces and cities of the central region are focusing on cargo transport, but the central region is lacking large and professional production capacity.

VN Transport Ministry moves ahead to reorganize inland container depots

Inland container depots (ICD) play an important role in connecting transport modes, sharing the burden with seaports.

Deep-water seaports expect big benefits from CPTPP

VietNamNet Bridge - The fourth largest container carrier in the world is planning to provide an HCMC-Australia direct route in the near future.

Seaport industry’s growth rate twice as much as global rate

VietNamNet Bridge - The high number of imports of input materials and exports of finished products by foreign invested enterprises (FIEs) has led to an increased growth rate for the seafood industry. 

Southern Ca Mau seeks $2.5b seaport

 The Ca Mau People's Committee has petitioned Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung for permission to build a US$2.5 billion seaport in the southernmost province.

Seaports, one after another, fall into private hands

As planned by the Ministry of Transport, many seaports have been put up for sale and many buyers are owners of privately run businesses.

MOT to focus on expanding airports, ditches plan to build more seaports

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Transport (MOT) has scrapped plans to build seaports and instead will expand several airports this year.

Businesses have yet to feel effects of new import/export tariffs

Under the new import/export tariff scheme effective as of January 1, 2015, a zero tax rate is applied to many import items, but most Vietnamese businesses say this has yet to affect their business.

Importers queues at ports to have goods examined

VietNamNet Bridge – Importers complain that they now have to pay a higher storage fee because it takes agencies more time than before to have specialized examination.

Vinalines’ seaport IPOs fail

VietNamNet Bridge – The recent initial public offerings (IPOs) of Vinalines all failed, with a modest ratios of shares sold on shares offered.

Will seaports be salable?

VietNamNet Bridge – Foreign investors are only eyeing large important seaports in Vietnam and are staying away from unprofitable seaports.

Poor infrastructure holding back central provinces: Deputy PM

VietNamNet Bridge – Central coastal provinces are, to a certain extent, trapped by underdevelopment and poverty as well as poor infrastructure and economic connections, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said.