Vietnam’s two seaports listed among 49 busiest container ports in 2022

Sunday, 28/08/2022 16:45
Two Vietnamese seaports, one in Ho Chi Minh City and the other in Hai Phong city, have been named among the top 49 container ports by the World Shipping Council, a global organisation located in Washington, Brussels, and Singapore.
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Saigon Port (Photo: saigonport.vn) 

The list compiles a total of 49 ports ranked by the volume of container traffic represented in million TEU. The period of measuring dates is from 2016 to 2020, according to Radio the Voice of Vietnam.

The Port of Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City ranked 26th place in the list, with the site being the main trade hub and accounting for roughly two-thirds of the economy of southern Vietnam.

The Port of Saigon consists of a network of several smaller ports located around the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City. Some of the most prominent container terminals of this port include the Cai Mep terminal which is a deep-water terminal suitable for both American and Australian freight ships, as well as the Cat Lai container terminal which handles only freight liners that make use of low-depth channels like many Asian liners.

Furthermore, the Port of Hai Phong makes up the busiest and largest container port in northern Vietnam. Built with high safety standards, the port features a range of modern equipment which makes it suitable for both domestic and international trade and cargo transport.

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Hai Phong Port (Photo: haiphongport.com.vn) 

The Port of Hai Phong consists of three major terminals, including Chua Ve Terminal, Tan Vu Terminal, and Hoang Dieu Terminal.

The infrastructure of the northern port includes 21 berths, 39 portal cranes, eight gantry cranes, 33 wheel gantry cranes, 10 rubber-tired gantries, and about 140 container tractors and forklifts.

Hanoi to host Vietnam International Aviation Expo 2022

The Vietnam International Aviation Expo 2022 (VIAE 2022) is set to transpire at the National Convention Centre in Hanoi on September 15 -17, with the US group Boeing being the “First Class” sponsor for the event, according to the Vietnam Aviation Expo JSC.

According to the organisers, VIAE 2022 will feature vivid images of the Vietnamese aviation ecosystem, and bring together leading local and foreign airlines.

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Photo for illustration (Source: VNA) 

Symposiums will be also planned as part of the event  which will see the participation of experts and entrepreneurs working in aerospace and related fields, said Radio the Voice of Vietnam.

This is the first time that Boeing has become a sponsor of an international aviation event in Vietnam. Aviation experts said that Boeing’s move will contribute to bringing its image closer to Vietnamese airlines in the context that the aviation industry has seen a strong rebound after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vietnam attracts investment from 94 countries and territories globally

The past eight months of the year saw the nation attract investment from 94 countries and territories worldwide, with a total registered capital of US$16.8 billion, equaling 87.7% over the same period from 2021, according to statistics compiled by the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

According to Radio the Voice of Vietnam, as of August 20, the total newly-registered capital, including adjusted and contributed capital for share purchases and capital contributions from foreign investors, hit close to US$16.8 billion, equal to 87.7% of the same period from the previous year.

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Photo for illustration (Source: vneconomy.vn) 

Although newly-registered investment capital recorded a decline, both adjusted investment capital and contributed capital to buy shares of foreign investors continued to increase during the reviewed period.

Specifically, there were 1,135 new projects which granted investment registration certificates with a total registered capital of over US$6.35 billion, a drop of 43.9% on-year.

Most notably, a total of 676 projects registered to adjust their investment capital, with the total registered capital exceeding US$7.5 billion, representing an annual increase of 50.7%.

Foreign financiers have invested in 18 sectors out of a total of 21 Vietnamese economic sectors. The processing and manufacturing industry continued to take the lead with total investment capital of over US$10.7 billion, accounting for 63.9% of overall registered investment capital.

Throughout the reviewed period, 94 countries and territories globally have invested in the Vietnamese market. Of them Singapore took the lead with a total investment of more than US$4.53 billion, accounting for 27% of the country’s total investment capital. Following this, the Republic of Korea ranked second with close to US$3.5 billion, making up nearly 21% of total investment capital.

In line with this, foreign financiers have invested in 53 provinces and cities across the country over the past eight months.

Ho Chi Minh City leads the way with a total registered investment capital of over US$2.7 billion, accounting for 16.1% of total registered investment capital and soaring by 24.4% over the same period from 2021.

Da Nang prepares to welcome 60,000 visitors for National Day

The central city of Da Nang is expected to welcome 60,000 visitors during the course of the three-day National Day from September 1 to September 3.

Due to added demand among customers, a number of airlines will also increase fights from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to Da Nang.

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Golden bridge in Da Nang (Source: baodautu.vn) 

The total number of domestic and international flights to Da Nang between August 31 and September 4 is estimated to be at 531, carrying roughly 60,300 passengers. Of the total, there are 436 domestic flights with approximately 47,000 passengers and 95 international flights carrying about 13,300 passengers, reported Radio the Voice of Vietnam.

The total number of travellers visiting tourist attractions throughout the city during the four-day break is expected to increase by some 38% compared to 2019. Several destinations are expected to welcome the highest number of visitors, including Sun World Ba Na Hills, Asia Park, Nui Than Tai Hot Spring Park, Marble Mountains, and Mikazuki Water Park 365.

During the course of the national holiday, Da Nang will also launch a number of attractive events and programmes, including tourism-golf festival, Da Nang Sailing Cup, Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) tournament, and art music shows./.

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