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Cruise ship Princess Daphne lands at Saigon Port

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:17 am

The Saigontourist Travel Service Company have received the luxury cruise ship Princess Daphne, which has brought more than 500 visitors and crewmembers to Ho Chi Minh City on December 30.

The visitors, mostly from Australia, took a tour of Ho Chi Minh City, the Cu Chi tunnels and My Tho City in the Tien Giang province.

This is the first time Princess Daphne has arrived in Vietnam. The cruise ship will leave the city on the evening of December 31 and return to Vietnam on January 15.

The Saigontourist Company have reported that it has welcomed over 60,000 foreign visitors from the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain to Vietnam by cruise ships. This leading tour operator in Vietnam has join with the Asia Cruise Services Network-ACSN, in order to promote cruise tourism in the country.

Source: SGGP

US students’ ship docks at Sai Gon port

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 11:22 am

Vietnam builds Cam Ranh port by itself

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2010 at 2:40 pm




Vietnam builds Cam Ranh port by itself


QĐND – Saturday, October 30, 2010, 21:22 (GMT+7)

PANO – “Vietnam has decided to build Cam Ranh port by its own resources,” said Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in a press conference in Hanoi on October 30th.


The press conference was held after the 17th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits concluded successfully in Hanoi.


Answering the People’s Army Newspaper Online question about the construction of the Cam Ranh port, the prime minister said that Vietnam planned to build a service complex in this port to supply resources for the Vietnamese Navy.


The prime minister also said that Vietnam, is willing to provide services, like other countries in the world, for naval ships from every country, including submarines, when they request.


Vietnam will also consider to sign contracts with Russian businesses which meet the technical demands on providing consultancy for constructing the port.


Ngoc Hung – Bao Trung


Source: QDND

Ba Ria-Vung Tau urged to become deepwater transit port

In Uncategorized on August 9, 2010 at 3:22 pm




Ba Ria-Vung Tau urged to become deepwater transit port


QĐND – Monday, August 09, 2010, 21:38 (GMT+7)

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has emphasized the need to turn the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau into a regional deepwater transit port in the next five years.


In his meeting with the provincial authorities on August 9, Mr Dung suggested that the province should take advantage of its seaport to develop high-tech industries and tourist services, and increase added values in agricultural production.


He asked the southern province to cooperate with ministries and relevant agencies to upgrade its port facilities and ensure it is easily accessible and connected to other infrastructure projects.


Mr Dung said the coastal southern province should create major industrial products and improve their hi-tech processing to become competitive in both domestic and international markets.


In the future, he added, Ba Ria-Vung Tau needs to complete its master plan for tourism development.


Ba Ria-Vung Tau has maintained a high economic growth rate since 2006. Its GDP in 2010 is 2.27 times higher than in 2005.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Navi Oil Port receives 2,100 foreign visitors

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2010 at 8:41 am




Navi Oil Port receives 2,100 foreign visitors


QĐND – Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 20:50 (GMT+7)

Saigontourist has received 2,100 foreign visitors from Italy, Spain, the UK and Germany on board a Costa Romantica Cruise Ship.


After docking at Navi Oil port in Ho Chi Minh City on June 15, they visited some tourist sites in the city, Cu Chi tunnels, My Tho and Tien Giang. On the same day, the ship left Ho Chi Minh City for Da Nang to continue a tour of Da Nang, Hoi An, My Son and Hue.


Earlier on June 14, Saigontourist welcomed a Costa Classica Cruise Ship with 1,500 international passengers on board who visited Ha Long, Da Nang, and Hoi An in two days.


Since the beginning of this year, Saigontourist has received more than 40,000 international visitors traveling on luxury ships, such as Costa Classia, Costa Allegra, SuperStar Virogo, Amadea, Columbus and Europa.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Gov’t okays preservation of ancient northern port city

In Uncategorized on May 31, 2010 at 11:41 pm




Gov’t okays preservation of ancient northern port city


QĐND – Monday, May 31, 2010, 20:59 (GMT+7)

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a master plan on preserving, restoring and promoting the values of the ancient town of Pho Hien in the northern province of Hung Yen by 2020.


According to the decision, the plan will zone the architectural space of for preservation and will be divided into seven sub-projects.


Subprojects No. 1, 2, 3 and 5, to be implemented between 2010-2015, will classify the relics, relocate residents from the relic sites and conduct excavation work.


Under subprojects No. 4 and 6, relics within and outside the boundary of the ancient Pho Hien will be restored, while subproject No. 7, to start in 2015, will improve the community’s capacity in management and protection of the relics.


Formed in the early 16th century, Pho Hien, 62km northeast of Hanoi, was a crowded and bustling commercial port, receiving ships from China, Japan, Indonesia, the UK and France.


At present, Pho Hien remains an ancient architectural area with streets bearing the Asian-European architecture, over 60 historical relics and 100 steles together with many temples and pagodas.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Hospital ships dock at Quy Nhon port

In Uncategorized on May 31, 2010 at 3:42 pm




Hospital ships dock at Quy Nhon port


QĐND – Monday, May 31, 2010, 20:59 (GMT+7)

The US Navy hospital ship, the USNS Mercy, with a crew of 800 and the Japanese ship, the Kunisaki, with 200 aboard, docked at Quy Nhon port on May 31 to begin a humanitarian mission in the central province of Binh Dinh.


The visit is part of the US Navy’s “Pacific Partnership 2010” programme.


Staying for over two weeks in Binh Dinh province, the doctors and nurses from both ships will examine and treat patients, give advice on improving healthcare services and visit some local schools and hospitals.     


Source: VOV 


Source: QDND

Ship collision causes oil spill outside Sai Gon port

In Uncategorized on November 28, 2008 at 5:06 pm

Hundreds of tonnes of diesel oil (DO) spilled over Long Tau river in Ho Chi Minh City when two ships collided outside the Sai Gon port on Nov. 26 evening.

Tanker Gia Dinh-SG 4193 carrying 700 tonnes of DO was heading to Vung Tau when it clashed into ship Imextrans 16 with 1,800 tonnes of vegetable oil aboard travelling from the opposite direction.

The accident broke the tanker’s cargo hold No. 2, but ship Imextrans 16 reported no damage.

Rescue forces are trying to move the ships ashore and prevent the spread of spilled oil.-

Japan-funded port project to start

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2008 at 12:51 pm

Hanoi (VNA) – Construction of the Cai Mep – Thi Vai Port in southern coastal Ba Ria-Vung Tau province will start on October 14.

The project comprises of 6 packages covering one consulting services package for construction supervision, three civil works packages, one channel dredging package, and one equipment package.

Japan implemented the detailed design study of Cai Mep- Thi Vai international terminals under a technical cooperation programme of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), according to JICA Vietnam said.

Civil works for the port facilities including consulting services for construction supervision are funded by ODA loans of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) with the total amount of 36,364 million Japanese Yen.

JICA hopes that once completed, the project would be able to accommodate the increasing demand of cargo in the southern part of Vietnam, thereby supporting economic growth not only for the southern part but also the whole country.-

Seminar seeks to improve efficiency of central port

In Uncategorized on October 7, 2008 at 2:05 pm

A seminar took place in central Da Nang city on October 7 to discuss ways to increase the efficiency of the Da Nang seaport, the largest container port in Vietnam’s central region.

The event, co-hosted by the Da Nang Port, the Vietnam-EU Private Sector Support Programme and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), highlighted the port’s potential and indicated a number of shortcomings relating to import and export activities at the port that should be addressed.

Deputy Director of VCCI’s Da Nang branch Nguyen Dien said although the port has been chosen by a number of large shipping firms, such as K’Lines, Wanhai and Maersk Lines as a venue for sending container goods to the Eastern Asian, Southeast Asian and US markets, the total volume of cargo being handled remained low, registering 2.7 million tonnes in 2007.

Dien urged the port authorities, importers, exporters and forwarders to co-ordinate to seek new opportunities for all involved parties to multiply port activities.

Da Nang seaport is currently the main gateway to the East Sea and the East-West Economic Corridor that links Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. It is expected to handle 4 million tonnes of cargo annually by 2010.-