Investor bids for Danang port

Investor bids for Danang port

Ocean Mineral Investment Holding Company is seeking approval from Vietnam’s transport ministry to buy all the shares owned by Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) at Da Nang Seaport JSC, and develop the facility that sits in the centre of the 4,000 km Vietnamese coastline.

In January, the Vietnamese government ordered Vinalines to divest entirely from nine ports and port-related companies in order to make the ports in the country more competitive.

Uptake in port investments has been mooted from non-state run firms for the last 12 months as the nation suffers from excessive port capacity and heavy losses.

Thanh Hoa-based Ocean Mineral Investment has recently put into operation three berths at Nghi Son port, with a total investment capital of VND1.6trn ($71.6m).

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.

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