On 19 December, CMIT (Cai Mep International Terminal), a joint venture between Vinalines, Saigon Port and APM Terminals, became the first company in Vietnam to have joined the TradeLens digital platform, in support of the blockchain technology.
Malaysia seized a Vietnamese oil tanker, which Reuters reported visited North Korea in February. The vessel was found adrift off the Malaysian coast, according to maritime agency. Under sanctions imposed by the UN, North Korea has heavy restrictions in its imports of crude oil and refined petroleum products.
The Captain of the Vietnamese-flagged general cargo ship Toan Phat 68 died after the ship reportedly sank in South China sea, a few nautical miles off the Qui Nhon port in central Vietnam, in the morning hours of Saturday.
Following the sinking of VietSunk Integrity, OOCL Logistics, a supply chain services, announced that Vietnam is closely monitoring the port disruption, as the Vietnamese Government has isolated the area for investigation and salvage operations.
A container ship carrying 285 containers capsized in the early hours of the morning of Saturday, October 19, on the Long Tau River, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Local media report that just before the midnight of Friday, October 18, the pilot notified the local VTS center of an issue occurred with a container. The 132-meter (433-foot), 657 TEUs VietSun Integrity vessel listed shortly after that and sank almost two hours later.
Cosco informed that its container ship CSCL Jupiter collided with another ship at Campem TCTT, in Vietnam, on 22 of August. Cosco’s container ship sustained damages, but no injuries, nor environmental pollution was reported. The ship is now expected to delay around one week because of temporary repairs.
A Japanese oil rig hired by Rosneft Vietnam to carry out drilling activities in the East Vietnam Sea will expand its operations for a month and a half, with China refusing to withdraw its vessels from Vietnamese waters. Namely, Hakuryu-5’s operations will last until September 15, according to the Southern Vietnam Maritime Safety Corporation.
Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) and Energy Capital Vietnam (ECV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that establishes the framework for the creation of a privately-funded LNG regasification terminal, storage, gas supply system, as well as 3,200 MW gas-fired power project near Mui Ke Ga, Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam.
In continuation of a year-long dispute over territorial waters, Vietnam accused Friday a Chinese oil survey vessel and its escorts of violating its sovereignty and demanded that China remove the ships from Vietnamese waters.
Vietnam accused a Chinese oil survey vessel and its escorts of breaching its sovereignty and demanded China to remove the vessels from Vietnamese waters. The two countries are engaged in a dispute regarding the possible energy-rich of waters in the South China Sea for years.
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