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Japan aids Vietnam with container screeners

In Uncategorized on March 29, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Japan aids Vietnam with container screeners

QĐND – Monday, March 29, 2010, 21:24 (GMT+7)

The Tan Cang-Cat Lai customs office under the Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department is about to receive X-ray container screeners worth US$ 9.6 million, aided by the Japanese Government.

Under the schedule, the machines will arrive in Vietnam on April 2nd.

With the assistance, Tan Cang-Cat Lai will become the Vietnamese first seaport to install the X-ray container screening system.

Tan Cang-Cat Lai is also the largest container port in Vietnam, which transports up 45 per cent of Vietnam’s total sea-going cargo.

The X-ray container screening system is expected to help the port operate more effectively and quickly.

Source: DDDN

Translated by Thu Nguyen

Source: QDND

Container shipping firm list shares on HOSE

In Uncategorized on September 18, 2008 at 6:04 pm

The South Vietnam Container Shipping Joint Stock Company (Viconship Saigon) on Sept. 18 listed more than 11 million shares on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE).

The shares, coded VSG, were traded at 20,000 VND (around 1.2 USD) per unit on the first trading session.

Viconship Saigon is the stock exchange’s 160th member, right after the Cuu Long pharmaceutical company (Pharimexco) that went on bourse on Sept. 17.

Viconship Saigon has a charter capital of 110.44 billion VND (6.7 million USD), 30 percent of which is owned by the State represented by the Vietnam Shipping Corporation (Vinalines).

HOSE Deputy General Director Le Nhi Nang said all 160 firms listed at the bourse are currently valued at 200 trillion VND (over 12 billion USD).-

City arrests container thief

In Uncategorized on August 12, 2008 at 11:29 am

HCM CITY — HCM City police on Sunday arrested the head of a gang that specialises in robbing the contents of large containers shipped from overseas and within the country.

Police arrested Nguyen Duc Toan Anh at a coffee shop on Nguyen Van Cu Street in District 5, seizing US$110,000 in cash and several expensive items, including a watch and two cell phones.

According to police, Toan Anh said that he had been staying at a hotel in HCM City since May, using a phony personal identification.

Police said Toan Anh and his team co-operated with the drivers of lorries to secure the containers as they were being driven to designated areas after passing through customs at city ports.

In May, police staged an ambush after receiving a tip that Toan Anh and several others would be staging a robbery in District 12. While most of his accomplices, including lorry drivers, were caught, Anh was able to escape by hiding under a lorry for three hours.

The police said that Anh’s team had participated in robberies in HCM City and the southern provinces of Ba Ria Vung Tau, Binh Duong and Dong Nai.

The contents of each stolen container were valued between VND500 million and VND1.5 billion (US$30,000-90,000) each. —