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Ho Chi Minh City to develop river tourism

Ho Chi Minh City with its proximity to a diverse river and canal system is focusing now more on river tourism for both domestic and foreign visitors. The City has a friendly brand image and has become increasingly popular with domestic and foreign tourists. It is constantly working towards an …

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Intertanko chief comments on ISPS deadline

INTERTANKO chairman Stephen Van Dyck is expecting delays for ships when the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) comes into force on July 1, but he believes it will not be a “train wreck”. ” As we close in on July 1, there are all kinds of theories …

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Security certification first for ship sector

A Vietnamese cargo ship has been awarded an International Ship Security Certificate. The Hawk One, capable of carrying 15,000 tonnes and owned by the Vietnam Sea Transport and Chartering Co (Vitranschart) is the first Vietnamese vessel to receive the certificate from the Viet Nam Register Office. Addressing a ceremony held …

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Cruise ship between HCMC, Vung Tau unveiled

Ho Chi Minh City-based Ben Thanh Tourist last Saturday launched a new cruise ship route connecting HCMC and Vung Tau. Owned by Sea-Gull Express Joint Stock Company, the ship can carry up to 300 passengers. During two hours on board, passengers can have a view of sceneries along the Saigon …

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Indian naval ship visits Khanh Hoa

Naval ship INS Airavat of India berthed at Nha Trang Naval Academy military port in the central province of Khanh Hoa on July 19, beginning a four-day visit to the locality. On the occasion, Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Ranjit Rae also visited the province. Ranjit Rae and the ship’s commanders …

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Saigon Port IPO grosses nearly US$19 million

Saigon Port Company Limited sold out 35.71 million shares bringing VND411.13 billion (US$18.83 million) in its initial public offering organized at the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange on Tuesday. The sold shares account for 16.51 percent of the company’s chartered capital. Thirty nine investors attended the auction session, including …

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