Ho Chi Minh City wants Flanders, a northern region of Belgium, to strengthen its assistance and cooperation on seaport industry development, seaport management and port construction amid rising sea water levels.
On 8 April, the Organizer of the first International Seaport Festival held a meeting to adopt the opening and forum script. Mr. Ho Van Nien - Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee chaired the meeting.
Many policy-makers still doubt that the reduction of port charges is not synonymous with increase in the volume of freight into ports. However, from the perspective of economics and strategy, as well as the fact was proven in the world's ports, price incentives for port services always help ports keep customers, and "satisfy" carriers.
APM Terminals, which holds a 49 per cent stake in Cai Mep International Terminal in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, is urgently asking the Ministry of Transport to enhance the complex's competitiveness.
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.