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Vinalines signs service contracts with Vinacomin

The Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) has signed a strategic co-operation agreement with Vietnam National Coal – Mineral Industries Holding Corporation (Vinacomin), under which Vinalines will provide services of container shipping, barges and bulk carriers for Vinacomin to transport goods to local and international destinations, Vietnamese local media reports.

Nguyen Canh Tinh, acting general director of Vinalines, said the agreement would start a new chapter for co-operation between the two companies and it is expected to help Vinalines gradually increase its market share in domestic and international maritime transport.

According to Dang Thanh Hai, general director of Vinacomin, the group needs to transport about 35m tons of cargo via water each year and the figure is expected to increase to 40m tons by 2020.

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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