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Saigon Newport Corporation to Speak at 2nd Port Development South East Asia Summit 2023


A modern and well-managed port sector is crucial to South East Asia’s economic progress and expanding global trading routes. Development of the port infrastructure is, therefore, a growing priority in such an extensive archipelagic region of some 24,000 islands spanning 5,200km from east to west and 3,400km from north to south. Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines plan to upgrade or build new port facilities.
When it comes to Vietnam, Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh signed Decision 1579/QD-TTg in Sep. 2021, approving the master plan for the development of Vietnam's se
aport system in the 2021-2030 period, with a vision towards 2050. Vietnam will need 312.6 trillion VND ($13.3 billion) to develop a seaport system by 2030, according to the transport ministry, which recently said 78% of that capital would be reserved for developing ports and the rest for public maritime infrastructure. By 2024, the focus would be on upgrading Cai Mep-Thi Vai navigational channel to enable it to serve ships of up to 18,000 TEU and upgrading channels for large ships to enter the Hau, Van Uc, and Chanh rivers.

Hoang Hong Giang, Deputy Administrator, Vietnam Maritime Administration, presented the development direction of Vietnam's seaport industry
Envisioned to be a forum for the ASEAN port community to connect, network, share and debate, 2nd Port Development South East Asia Summit 2023 (PDSEAS 2023) is going to take place in HCM City Vietnam. Based on the success of PDSEAS 2019, 30+ industry thought leaders and 200+ senior executives from government agencies, port authorities, port & terminal operators, shipping lines, port equipment suppliers, solution providers, investors, bankers, insurancers, etc. will join this 2nd high profile event. 
In this summit, Saigon Newport Corporation introduced the content of sustainable maritime development through digital transformation, the solutions that SNP is implementing for sustainable development goals, and the proposals for sustainable collaboration in the logistics and maritime transportation sectors.
Ms. Pham Thi Thuy Van highlights that: “The trend of developing clean energy, reducing emissions, and protecting the environment is essential, aiming for a harmonious and environmentally friendly economy that ensures well-being for all segments of society.”

Ms. Phạm Thị Thúy Vân presented “Digitalization for Sustainable Port Development” topic

PDSEAS 2023 is poised to facilitate dynamic dialogues, foster new connections, and inspire innovative approaches to address the challenges and opportunities in the ever-evolving port landscape. As a part of the event, SNP reflects the dedication to advancing the port industry through digitalization and sustainable strategies. SNP look forward to engaging with fellow leaders, sharing knowledge, and contributing to meaningful discussions at all the logistics, maritime events."
  • KEYNOTE: Scheme and Policies in Port Development | Hoang Hong Giang, Deputy Administrator, Vietnam Maritime Administration
  • KEYNOTE: Strategy to devlop deep seaport of VIMC |Le Quang Trung, Vice President,Vietnam Maritime Corporation
  • Port of Barcelona: Becoming A Smart Port | Mrs. Luz Pérez García, Representative of the Port of Barcelona for the ASEAN Countries
  • Vietnam Logistics Landscape, Port Development from Perspective of Freight Forwarders |Khoa Trong Dao, Standing Vice President, Vietnam Logistics Business Association
  • Digitalization for Sustainable Port Development | Ms. Pham Thi Thuy Van, Vice Marketing Director, Saigon Newport Corporation
  • Potentiality, Solutions to Attract the International Transshipment Cargo into Vietnam | Nguyen Van Thanh, Deputy Manager, Saigon Port
  • Green Ports Health Check and How the Ports can Prepare Themselves to Achieve Net Zero | Hiep Khuong, Head of Business Development and Project Management, Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Digitalization of Seaport Infrastructure - Development Trends | Dr. Hoang Hiep, Vice General Director, Portcoast Consultant Corporation
  • JICA’s Cooperation in Port Sector | Ms. TAKEBAYASHI Yoko, Senior Representative (Deputy Country Director), JICA Vietnam
  • Navigating Sustainable Port Developments in Sabah | Ms. Siti Noraishah Azizan, GM, Corporate Services, Sabah Ports Sdn Bhd
  • Logistics Integration - Port and Industrial Estate in Indonesia | Edward Danner P. Napitupulu, President Director, Java Integrated Industrial and Ports Estate
  • An Overview of the Cebu International Port: Braving Adversities, Bracing for Sustainability | Atty. Florimae C. Velasco, General Manager, Oriental Port and Allied Services Corporation
  • Smart Port Technologies as Drivers for Logistic Efficiency & Economic Competitiveness | Benny Woenardi, President Director, Cikarang Dry Port
  • Port Development in South Vietnam | Truong Bui, Partner, Roland Berger Legal Perspective of Port Investment & Development in Vietnam
  • Legal Perspective of Port Investment & Development in Vietnam | Tuan Phung, Managing Partner, VCI Legal