Vinalines targets new goals

16:00 | 29/05/2018 Companies

(VEN) - With valuable experience after 60 years of operation in the logistics sector, in addition to modern machinery and equipment and advanced technologies, the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) is driving towards the completion of new goals.

vinalines targets new goals
Da Nang Port

Action, acceleration, creativity and effectiveness

2017 was a successful year for Vinalines when shipping volume and cargo volume through ports reached 6.3 percent and 13 percent, respectively. With a series of new contracts signed with large businesses, Vinalines has confirmed its position in the logistics sector.

Driving towards new success, Vinalines and its member companies set a target to focus on restructuring organizational apparatus and business administration. With the motto of action, acceleration, creativity and effectiveness, Vinalines has chosen to develop in the direction of providing added value service packages based on linking core business areas like shipping, port operation and maritime services. In particular, enhancing capacity of deep-water ports to create competitive advantage is mentioned as necessary.

Vinalines will also focus on developing container shipping and inland waterway transport to reduce costs and increase competitiveness, and improving labor productivity. In addition, standardizing the internal legal framework, including policies, procedures and regulations, and enhancing the role of the parent company in connecting, coordinating, controlling and supporting the operation of member companies are needed.

Focusing on target customers

In addition to enhancing competitiveness through improved service quality, in 2018 and the following years, Vinalines will focus on target customers, such as Maersk Lines, NYK, MOL, HuelgA, Evergreen, Yang Ming, ZIM, HMM, Hapag-Lloyd, Prince Ocean, One, Shell and Chervon. Vinalines is moving towards participating in international markets by cooperating with shipping lines and owners of mines worldwide to reach its ambitious growth targets.

In terms of port services, Vinalines will focus on developing kinds of containers, implementing transshipment and gather goods for mother vessels, factories and local industrial zones. Such goods as coal, rice, agricultural products, woodchips, minerals, iron and steel and chemicals will be boosted to increase output with a focus on markets such as the domestic market, Laos and northeastern Thailand. In addition, increasing cargo volume through Cai Mep-Thi Vai Port, taking goods from Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and southern China transiting Vietnam for export, and strengthening loading and unloading of cargo in barges are underlined.

Regarding mixed services, Vinalines is aiming to maintain its market share in the traditional market segment, such as acting as agent for foreign shipping lines like Namsung Shipping and Sinotrans Container Lines; develop the fleet in Vung Ang; deploy container leasing; promote exploitation of warehouses and inland container depots in major economic centers such as Hai Phong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Lao Cai; carry out services related to temporary import, re-export, and transshipment of goods in the Chinese market; design and implement logistics services and conduct research and development of non-traditional services and international logistics; expand business into new markets such as Myanmar, Central Vietnam, and Quang Tri Southeast Economic Zone; seek new customers like Toyota, Canon, and Nitori; and promote the development of logistics services in the north, south, Mekong Delta and Cai Mep-Thi Vai.

With respect to shipping, Vinalines will focus on developing coal transport in Russia’s Far East, implementing transport services in the supply chain for projects, seeking potential markets, and building image of a company that is active in the social security movement and responsible with the community.

Hien Dang