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Launching container transport services at Vung Ang port


On May 19, 2016 at Vung Ang Port (Ha Tinh province), Saigon Newport Corporation (SNP), in collaboration with Ha Tinh Minerals & Commercial Corporation (Mitraco) and Vietnam - Laos Vung Ang Port Joint Stock Company (VLP) launched container transport services.

Mr. Dang Quoc Khanh, alternate member of the Party Central Committee and Chairman of Ha Tinh province; Labor hero, Rear Admiral General Director of SNP Mr. Nguyen Dang Nghiem; Mr. Hungla Sengmuang, Waterway Department - Ministry of Transport and Public Works of Laos; Mr. Nguyen Dinh Viet, Deputy Director of the Vietnam Maritime Bureau and members of the Party Committee of Ha Tinh province, leaders of local departments and subsidiaries of SNP attended the ceremony.

Container transport services through Vung Ang port is implemented between Saigon Newport Corporation, Mitraco and Vietnam - Laos Vung Ang Port Joint Stock Company. This service will provide multi-modal transportation services and other supported services such as ICD, container loading/unloading, warehousing, cargo storage, customs services, logistics full package for the market of Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Laos and Northeast Thailand. 

In Phase 1, Tan Cang Shipping JSC - a member of SNP will have to 2 routes per month calling at Vung Ang port. And in the future, with the support of Vietnam - Laos Vung Ang Port JSC and Tan Cang Northern Logistics JSC there will be 1 route per week in phase 2. Cargoes will be from surrounding provinces, Laos and Northeast Thailand.

To complete this service, SNP and partners have invested container handling equipment such as container ships for Hai Phong - Vung Ang - Ho Chi Minh domestic routes, cranes with lifting capacity from 15-100 tons, reachstackers, 70 tractors (8 reefer container tractors). Currently SNP focuses on developing domestic shipping and local market to provide high quality full package transportation services for customers. Furthermore, Vietnam - Laos Vung Ang Port are rushing to construct of berth No.3 with a total investment of nearly 1,000 billion VND to receive container ships of 4,000 TEUs and up to 45,000 DWT.

Representatives launching the new service

At the opening ceremony, Mr. Dang Quoc Khanh affirmed that this service has an important significance for the development of Ha Tinh province and creating an attractive environment for transportation enterprises. He also proposed that Saigon Newport Corporation should work in collaboration with Ha Tinh Mineral & Trading Corporation to establish a joint venture company; to develop logistics services and training staffs at Vung Ang port; to invest handling equipment to meet the real requirements; to advertise these services to transportation enterprises come to Vung Ang Port. 

Labor hero, Rear Admiral CEO of SNP Mr. Nguyen Dang Nghiem speaking at ceremony

Speaking at the ceremony, Labor hero, Rear Admiral CEO of SNP Mr. Nguyen Dang Nghiem thanked leaders of ministries, local governments and departments for their support and expected to receive concern and support of local governments and departments helping this service growing.

SNP representative and awarded 100 million for Poverty Alleviation Fund of Ky Loi Commune

In this ceremony, Vietnam - Laos Vung Ang port JSC and Tan Cang Shipping JSC donated 100 million (50 million per unit) for poor fishermen in Ky Loi commune.