Danish shipping company Erria said its 34.1 percent owned subsidiary Saigon Shipping Joint Stock Company had agreed to set up a joint venture in Vietnam with sector player Svitzer, part of Danish oil and shipping group A P Moller-Maersk, Nordic Business reported.
As the market buzz over Vietnam picks up trade momentum, and shipping lines include calls on mainline services covering new container handling facilities opened up in the country by the big terminal operators, there is increasing belief that part of the US trade potential is being overlooked.
Effect from Oct 01st 2009, STX PanOcean, Hanjin Shipping Vietnam, KMTC (VIET NAM), OOCL (Vietnam), SITC,CMA CGM VIETNAM and Evergreen Shipping Agency (Vietnam) will change their service charges in Việt Nam as following:
Executives from APM Terminals and Vinalines, part of the Vietnamese National Shipping Lines company - Vietnam's largest shipping line and terminal operator, have entered into a new Joint Venture agreement to jointly work together to develop Vietnamese ports.
On 3 September 2009, Maersk Line introduced an enhanced eastbound service from South Vietnam to the United States West Coast – Pacific Express Service. With the introduction of the Pacific Express Service, Maersk Line has established an industry-best lead time product utilizing their proven network, consistently rated #1 in schedule reliability amongst the 20 top ocean carriers.