mai hien


August trade heats up in Brunswick, Savannah
Monday, 25 September 2017 06:36

Savannah, Ga. – Sept. 18, 2017 – Auto and container volumes at the U.S. Southeast’s busiest ports in Brunswick and Savannah experienced impressive growth in the month of August.

Colonel’s Island Terminal in Brunswick moved 53,675 units of roll-on/roll off cargo, an increase of 7,109 or 15.3 percent more than August last year.

In its busiest August on record and the Authority’s second busiest month ever for container trade, Savannah handled 348,297 twenty-foot equivalent container units, an increase of 5.3 percent or 17,451 TEUs compared to the same month a year ago.

GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch attributed recent growth, in part, to a strengthening economy and retail customers’ preparations for the holiday season, as well as larger cargo exchanges from the post-Panamax vessels now transiting the expanded Panama Canal.

“The growth we’re experiencing in Savannah and Brunswick demonstrates that the logistics market has chosen Georgia’s deepwater ports as must-call gateways for trade,” Lynch said. “Better road and rail connections, unmatched terminal efficiency, and the GPA’s commitment to infrastructure investment means rock-solid reliability through our ports.”

To accommodate growing customer demand in Brunswick, the GPA is adding auto processing space. In July 2016, Colonel’s Island had 60,000 vehicle spaces. By October, the GPA will have added 30,000 new spaces, with plans to add another 60,000. The full expansion will bring Brunswick’s total annual throughput capacity to 1.4 million vehicles.

“Already the largest autoport in the Southeast, Colonel’s Island has more room to grow than any other Ro/Ro facility in the nation,” said GPA Board Chairman Jimmy Allgood. “The Authority’s plan to expand the physical infrastructure will double our capacity for auto processing.”

Similarly, the GPA will increase Savannah’s ship-to-shore container crane fleet to 36 within two years and double on-terminal rail lift capacity to 1 million containers per year by 2021.

 
Heung A was ranked 6th in "On Time Performance" 2017
Monday, 18 September 2017 07:22

The result of the “On-Time Performance” announced by “Sealntel”, which is a Maritime Analysis Agency in Denmark, based on the data up-to July 2017, Heung-A Shipping recorded a 90.5% “On-Time Performance” which ranked number 1 among all Intra-Asia Carriers. Also it was ranked 6th overall among the all 46 Niche carriers which were subjects of this research.

 

Based on the 56 year experience, both International and domestic network service, Heung-A Shipping has become one of the representing Intra-Asia carriers in the market today. Heung-A Shipping is trying one’s best to provide “On-Time Performance” and also high quality service. We will continue our best to coincide with our customer’s needs and offer the top “On-Time Performance” service.

Read more...
 
Developing logistics service in Vietnam
Monday, 18 September 2017 01:54

Vietnam’s logistics services - freight forwarding, transportation, and inventory services - began to develop in the 1990s. Logistics has now become an important economic sector in Vietnam. In the next decade Vietnam could reach an export-import turnover of US$200 billion per year.

Vietnam earns US$22 billion a year from logistics services. The sector’s annual growth rate has been 16 to 20% in recent years. According to World Bank rankings, Vietnam ranks 64th out of 160 countries in logistics development and fourth in ASEAN after Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. 


Logistics is one of Vietnam’s fastest growing and most stable services. Recent statistics from the Vietnam Logistics Association show that more than 1,300 logistics enterprises are now operating in Vietnam, including foreign-invested firms.

Most logistics service providers in Vietnam are small or medium-sized enterprises. Major firms like Transimex Saigon Corporation, Sai Gon Newport Corporation, Gemadept Corporation, and Transport and Chartering Corporation (VIETFRACHT) specialize in freight forwarding, loading, and uploading mainly in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. There are 25 multinational enterprises operating in these areas. The rest are domestic small and medium-size enterprises and mainly work for international companies.

Logistics service providers in Vietnam have set up business relations with the US, the EU, ASEAN, Japan, China, and the Republic of Korea. In recent years, logistics has played an increasingly important role in economic development and international economic integration.

Phuong Lan, General Director of the Amerasian Shipping Logistics Corporation (ASL), said “Logistics is a support division of the import and exports sector. When an economy grows, with an increasing volume of imports and exports, the workload of the logistics industry will also rise. Most logistics companies in Vietnam are small or medium-sized enterprises. But since Vietnam joined the WTO, the majority of Vietnamese logistic enterprises, which are mostly young, dynamic, and quickly adaptable companies, have grown.”

According to the Vietnam Maritime Administration, shipping is the most important area of logistics. But Vietnamese enterprises handle just 18% of the total import/export volume. The rest is done by foreign businesses.

Tran Thanh Hai, deputy head of the Import-Export Department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, said Vietnam is poised for a logistics breakthrough.

“First, we need to improve the legal framework in line with the state management mechanism and adopt policies that support the industry’s growth. Second, it’s important to develop transportation infrastructure - bridges, roads, railway stations, ports, warehouses, and logistics centers," Hai emphasized.

The government recently approved an action plan to enhance the competitiveness and growth of logistics services in Vietnam by 2025.

 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 1 of 560