Operation News

Saigon Newport Corporation attended at the annual meeting 2012 of Vietnam Seaport Association at Da Nang city


Within two days, 21st and 22nd August, the delegation of Saigon Newport Corporation (SNP) led by Mr. Nguyen Dang Nghiem – General Director of SNP; Vice Chairman of Vietnam Seaport Association (VPA) attended the VPA annual meeting 2012 at Da Nang City.

There were nearly 400 participants at the conference who are the leaders of 59 port members, Vietnam Maritime Administration, Da Nang City, and the Provincial Departments. 

In year 2011, VPA’ report presented at the conference said that the total throughput of goods went through 59 port members of VPA reached more than 159 million tons, slightly increased in 4% compared with 2010; container increased 8% to nearly 7.2 million TEU. In particular, Ho Chi Minh City ports region accounted for over 66% container throughput across the country, Northern accounted for 30%, Central of Vietnam was only 3%. The Northern ports were growth 13% in 2011; especially Doan Xa port achieved extremely growth up to 250%. The growth rate was generally slower than in the previous years. Besides caused by the impact of the economic crisis, the VPA’ report also stated number of existence effects of the growth of goods through seaports such as: poorly of road transportation infrastructure, new projects of container port being invested but road connection and utility services system have not been completion.