During his first visit to Vietnam last week, A.P. Moller-Maersk Group chief executive officer Nils Smedegaard Andersen told VIR about the group's strong commitment to Vietnam's growth and development of the country’s shipping industry.
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has today announced that it is to develop the largest ship lift in Asia, at a new repair yard near Hai Phong, Vietnam. This follows a decision to extend the Syncrolift ship lift currently being installed, which will be capable of docking Panamax size commercial ships.
OOCL, which is a member of the Grand Alliance along with Hapag-Lloyd and NYK Line, said its services, KTX 1, 2 and 3, which provide connections to Southeast Asian ports through Japan, continue to operate normally.
Strategic Marine (Australia) has just won a contract to supply a 27 metre work barge to service the energy and resources sector in Western Australia's north-west. This vessel will be built at Strategic Marine's largest shipyard in Vung Tau, Vietnam for Karratha business Offshore Plant Hire.
The government of HCMC has allowed the Department of Transport to put up a Soai Rap River dredging project for rebid, citing the impact of the volatile exchange rate between the local currency dong and the U.S. dollar.