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Southern Cai Mep port receives super freighter

China Shipping’s CSCL Star, a container vessel with loading capacity up to 160,000 tonnes, docked in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province’s Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) on October 29. The freighter – 366 metres long and more than 51 metres wide  can carry over 14,000 TEUs (a unit measuring …

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Maritime agency wants to downsize HCMC ports

The Vietnam Maritime Administration has expressed the intention to downsize ports in HCMC to divert ships to the underperforming Cai Mep-Thi Vai port complex in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. The administration will write to the Ministry of Transport proposing limiting cargo throughput at the city’s ports to help the Cai …

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Central port in dire need of space

The Quy Nhon General Port in central Binh Dinh Province has been overloaded in recent years, having to handle nearly 2.5 times its designed capacity annually. Despite temporary measures being taken, the port faced numerous obstacles in handling the increasing amount of goods it had to service. Chairman of the …

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Forum on sea-based economy to open next month

The second Vietnam Marine-based Economic Forum 2011 (VMEF 2011) will be held in the central coastal city of Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa province on June 8. Themed “Momentums and challenges for the development of Vietnam ‘s coastal economic zones”, VMEF 2011 will discuss the country’s marine-based economic development strategies and …

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Vietnam-US Business Forum held in New York

A Vietnam-US Business Forum themed “Doing Business in Vietnam” was held in New York on July 13 by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the US Chamber of Commerce. The forum attracted 25 Vietnamese businesses and more than 30 US groups and companies in the fields of banking, …

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VPA ANNUAL MEETING 2011

The Vietnam Seaports Association (VPA) Annual Meeting 2011 is scheduled to be held at Unification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City, on September 15-17, 2011, hosted by Ben Nghe Port. Participants to the Meeting include directors and key managers from 55 member ports and potential new member ports; senior officials …

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