This is the main content discussed at the annual meeting of Vietnam Seaports Association (VPA) in 2018, took place on 20th September in Cam Ranh City. Mr. Le Thanh Quang - Member of Central Party Committee, Secretary of Provincial Party Committee; Mr. Dao Cong Thien - Vice Chairman of Khanh Hoa provincial People's Committee attended.
The ship dock at Cam Ranh port. Illustrative picture.
At the conference, the delegates focused discussion and solutions to improve the output and quality of goods and services through Vietnamese seaports. Particularly, exchanging and proposing a number of solutions related to issues: the development attraction of seaport infrastructures and canals; Overcoming the existing shortcomings in transport connect port with the rear; To increase the capacity and competitiveness of Vietnam's seaports; valuation of maritime charges and fees; fees of maritime services; Mechanism of attracting investment capital for the development of a national key gateway port...
According to the report of Vietnam Seaports Association, in 2017, the volume of exported/imported goods through Vietnamese seaports reached about 271 million tons, up 12% compared with 2016. Of which, container goods reached about 12.5 million TEUs (increase about 9%). However, in the first 6 months of 2018, the volume of containerized cargo through seaports decreased by 10% over the same period of 2017 but high growth in export value (telephone, computer and components). Particularly in Khanh Hoa, in 2017, about 700 shipments to Cam Ranh and Nha Trang port with the quantity of goods more than 2.1 million tons. Of which, Cam Ranh port accounts for more than 1.6 million tons