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PM urges focus on logistics sector
Friday, 25 August 2017 04:35

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade to co-operate with relevant agencies in the resolution of issues related to the logistics sector.

According to Decision No 200/QĐ-TTg, which was promulgated in February, the competitiveness of Việt Nam’s logistics services is to be boosted by 2025, ensuring that logistics will become an important service sector in the economy.

The PM asked the ministry to lower logistics costs to 18 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025, thus improving the sector’s competitiveness. This could help increase the competitiveness of the commercial sector in particular and the economy in general.

However, many big firms operating in the logistics sector have struggled to cut costs.

For example, the northern city of Hải Phòng should revise fees for the use of infrastructure, service facilities and public utilities at ports in the city. Last December, the city’s People’s Committee promulgated a resolution regulating fees for construction, infrastructure, service buildings and public utilities at ports. Under the resolution, individuals and organisations that have shipments stored at bonded warehouses must pay between VNĐ2.2million (US$97) and VNĐ4.8million ($220) per container, an increase of nearly 70 per cent on the previous level.

The new fees, which took effect from the beginning of this year, has increased the cost of implementing logistics services.

Nguyễn Tương, Deputy General Secretary of the Việt Nam Logistics Business Association said conditions related to logistics services still caused difficulties for businesses’ development.

Based on the Law on Investment 2014, logistics has been a conditional business line, with the aim of creating a legal framework for State management agencies to effectively manage the services, according to Tương.

He said that if the transportation service providers had to pay high unofficial fees, this could considerably increase costs as transport accounts for up to 60 per cent of logistics costs.

He suggested that the Government should thoroughly implement Decision 200, focusing on four factors of the country’s logistics service system. These include policies and regulations regulating the logistics sector, infrastructure, logistics providers and customers.

In addition, the Government should take measures to help the logistic service sector contribute 8-10 per cent to GDP, achieve a growth rate of 15-20 per cent and reduce costs to 16-20 per cent of GDP by 2025.

It also targeted to bring Việt Nam into the top 50 countries with developed logistics services.

According to the World Bank’s ranking, Việt Nam is 64th out of 160 countries in the world and 4th in ASEAN after Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand in logistics development.

With the average growth rate of 16 to 20 per cent a year, logistics has been one of the service sectors with stable development in Việt Nam over the past few years.
Gla Global Logistics Conference Will Be Held During Oct 11-13, 2017 In Shenzhen, China
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 07:19

Gla Global Logistics Conference Will Be Held During Oct 11-13, 2017 In Shenzhen, China 


2017 GLA Global Logistics Conference
Oct 11-13, 2017
Shenzhen, China

It is our honor to announce that 2017 GLA Global Logistics Conference will be held in Shenzhen, China during Oct 11-13. We cordially invite you to join us  for expanding your business network and increase business opportunities.

GLA provides the platform for the memberships who dedicate to logistics supply chain and have advantages in service and rate locally. GLA is keep looking for reliable overseas partner in each country for local service. Thus, each attendee will have opportunity to become GLA overseas partner and help cargo owners complete the logistics supply chain service by providing local service. Also, offline link and one-on-one meeting with other attendees will have good effect on further cooperation. GLA conference opens for all the professionals in international logistics field.

GLA conference consist of opening ceremony, panel discussion, presentation and one-on-one meeting, exhibition, travelling etc.  Each attendee could make good use of it to promote your company service, reputation and develop wide logistics network for company development.

At the same time, For China policy ”Belt and Road” initiative, China will invest USD50 Billion to support those countries along land and maritime silk road development, which related about 100 countries and cover Asia, Europe, Africa and those countries who are interested in China market. It is great opportunity to witness China economic development and look for more strategy cooperation.

This time, expected attendees are about 600 from 60 countries. Looking forward to seeing you in Shenzhen, China.

Register now:

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 08:16
Breakbulk Southeast Asia 4-6 September 2017
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 06:41



Breakbulk Southeast Asia
4-6 September 2017
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The first Breakbulk Southeast Asia will bring together project owners, EPCs, transport and logistics professionals and others involved in the shipment of project and breakbulk cargo from around the world from 4-6 Sept. at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

Located near the event’s host port, Port of Klang, Breakbulk Southeast Asia provides a new opportunity for local suppliers to connect with international firms looking to do business in this growing and development-friendly region. Billions of dollars of government investment has been allocated for mass rapid transit projects, port and airport upgrade programs, road building and industrial development on a massive scale. RM2 trillion, roughly US$447 billion, has been apportioned by the government for infrastructure development, according to a market insights study “Transporting the Region to New Heights” from London-based ITE, Breakbulk’s parent company.

Expert insight for business development

Moving project cargo is complex, expensive and labor intensive, and highly reliant on the economy, particularly oil and gas prices. This year’s event will bring together industry leaders and analysts to reveal where the market is going and identify areas of opportunity. For instance, Rolando Gächter, Regional Director IPA Asia Pacific for Independent Project Analysis, will start the conference with Capital Projects Outlook for the ASEAN.

A shippers panel will cover what they would like to see from an evolving project transport supply chain. Panelists include Pravin Rajakrishna, General Manager, Asia Pacific Transportation Operations for Caterpillar; Khalid Siddiq, Regional Category Manager Logistics for Shell and Clement Tan, Global Logistics Manager for Vantage Drilling.

The conference will also feature an insider’s look at the US$16 billion RAPID project with associated facilities costing an additional US$11 billion from Mike Schoofs, General Manager Regional Project Division, Southeast Asia, deugro and Peter Roland, Managing Director, BBC Chartering – Tokyo, along with a representative from Johor Port Berhad.

Professional training for shippers and forwarders

An integral part of every Breakbulk event is education and training. At Breakbulk Southeast Asia, we will offer a one-day course in project freight management, taught by industry veteran Peter Bouwhuis. More than 100 shippers and freight forwarders have participated in this class so far this year, including executives from Shell, ThyssenKrupp, Kiewit, Halliburton, GE Oil & Gas, Saipem and Caterpillar. Note that this workshop is included in our VIP Shipper Club membership program. For more information, contact Winnie Lee at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Building the industry’s future

Students and those new to the industry can participate in Breakbulk Education Day, a comprehensive introduction into the world of breakbulk and project cargo, taught by industry leaders from well-known companies. Education Day will be held Wednesday, 6 Sept. During the morning, students will receive instruction from Murray Cooper, Senior Manager, SCM Global Logistics, Materials Management, McDermott International, Inc., C. Nazmi Shah C. Yusof, Country Manager, F. H. Bertling Projects Logistics, Sdn, Bhd, and Senthil Nayagam, Chartering Manager, Ahlers Singapore.

In the afternoon students will tour the exhibition floor accompanied by senior executives, offering a unique and valuable networking opportunity. This event is free to undergraduate and graduate students studying logistics, transport, engineering and supply chain at local universities. For more information and to register students, contact Education Manager Elizabeth Wetzel at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Port focus

The Malaysia China Port Alliance will hold their annual summit in conjunction with Breakbulk Southeast Asia. Participating ports from Malaysia include Bintulu Port Authority, Beibuwan Port Administration Bureau, Johor Port Authority, Kuantan Port Authority, Malacca Port Authority, Penang Port Commission and Port Klang Authority. Attending members from China ports are Fujian Fuzhou Port Authority, Guangzhou Port Authority, Jiangsu Taicang Port Management Committee, Ningbo Port Company Limited, Port of Dalian Authority, Ports Administration of Shenzhen Municipality, Port & Shipping Authority of Haikou City, Shanghai International Port Group Co., Ltd, Xiamen Port Authority and Port of Qingdao.

Government support

Breakbulk Southeast Asia is supported by Ministry of Transport Malaysia, Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau and Tourism Malaysia. Further because of its importance to trade in Southeast Asia and throughout the world, the government of Singapore is offering its financial support for Singapore-based companies to exhibit in the Singapore Pavilion at Breakbulk Southeast Asia 2017. Submit an application >>

More about Breakbulk events

Breakbulk events are held in five locations around the world. In addition to Malaysia, Breakbulk Americas, the company’s longest running event at 27 years, is held in Houston, Texas, Oct. 17-19; Breakbulk Middle East in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from TKTK Feb. 2018, Breakbulk China in Shanghai from Feb. 2018 and Breakbulk Europe, the largest event of its kind in the world, will be held in Bremen, Germany, for the first time, 24-26 May 2018. For more information about exhibiting, sponsoring and attending these events, visit

If you are looking to expand your business in this promising region, Breakbulk Southeast Asia is the place to be. For more information, please contact event director Colin Ho at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at +603 5022 1999.

Media and cargo owners attend for free. Please contact Leslie Meredith to register at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . All others may purchase a two-day exhibition and conference pass for MYR 90 (US $20). Register online at

Press Inquiries:
Leslie Meredith
Marketing Director & Head of VIP Shipper Club
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+1 801 201 5971

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