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Foreign shipping lines will have to publicise charges, surcharges of freight services, and charges for port services for containerised goods, as the draft decree on the issue has been submitted, for the first time, to the Vietnamese government for approval.

The Quy Nhơn Port Joint Stock Company in the central province of Bình Định plans to invest VNĐ1.35 trillion (US$60.5 million) in expanding the Quy Nhơn port area by 6.8 hectares and raising its capacity by 2020, according to the company’s Deputy Director General Huỳnh Tấn Quy Nhơn.

HCM City (VNA) – Local exporters, freight forwarding firms and seaports are calling for Government support to ease the effects of the bankruptcy filed by the Republic of Korea’s Hanjin Shipping Global (HJS), the world’s seventh-largest container carrier.

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan has agreed to provide assistance to Danang Port in connection with a feasibility study of proposed renovations to the Lien Chieu Port.

HCMC - More cruise ships will sail to Vietnam from late this year as an extension of their itineraries in Asian countries including China, which has emerged as an appealing market for international cruise lines, according to local travel firms.

The southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau is striving to become an international logistics hub - manned by world-class logistics services centres.

The southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau will focus its investment on hi-tech industry and agriculture, port logistics and high-quality tourism.

Da Nang (VNA) – The Da Nang Port JSC started the second phase of a project to expand Tien Sa Port on July 31, to make it a modern container port in the central region.

HCM City (VNA) – Authorities and experts in HCM City are considering a master plan to comprehensively develop the logistics industry that fully utilises the city’s advantages and meet both urgent and long-term requirements in the context of the country’s global integration.

Hai Phong (VNA) – The northern city of Hai Phong strives to lead other localities in the development of the sea-based economy.