On 7-8, the provincial People's Committee held a meeting to ratify the detailed draft of solutions to develop Cai Mep - Thi Vai port into an international transshipment port. Mr. Ho Van Nien, Deputy Chairman of the provincial People's Committee chaired the meeting.
In this difficult situation, carriers reckoned that it needs to reduce port charges for vessels below DWT50,000 to encourage carriers docked at Cai Mep - Thi Vai port for inland transport of goods. This is also a way to attract international transit cargo from smaller ports in the region.
Although only 26/52 port projects have put into operation and ports have not operated at full capacity, demand for port employees is still very "hot". To raise the sense of initiative in ports' human resource when a new series of porst put into operation, port investors judge that the local need to have proactive training policy.
Delays of port relocation and other planning snafus are causing major troubles at southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province's Cai Mep-Thi Vai port complex, which has been projected to become the largest transshipment port in the south.
With too little cargo and too many terminals the southern slew of new ports in Vietnam are beginning to feel exposed. SP-SSA International Container Terminal has said will temporarily suspend operations at its 38 hectare terminal in Cai Mep-Thi Vai Port complex.
From now to 2014, the first-class stated owned ports - namely Hai Phong, Da Nang, Quang Ninh, Saigon and Quy Nhon would undergo the equitization process, during which 25-49 percent of the state's capital would be sold.
Vietnam plans to equitize some first class ports including Hai Phong, Da Nang, Quang Ninh, Saigon and Quy Nhon, a part of the program to call for private investment into the infrastructure development.
The Ministry of Transport worked with APM Terminals Group. APM Terminals is a global leading seaport exploitation, operation and management group with a network of 62 terminals in 48 countries. Revenue of the group in 2012 was USD4.78 billion, according to the Ministry of Transport.