With a view to easing the road transportation burden, further modernizing marine transportation services and increasing their quality, ensuring security and minimizing sea environmental pollution, the Prime Minister on August 26 issued Decision No. 1517/QD-TTg, promulgating the plan on Vietnam’s marine transportation development through 2020, with a vision toward 2030.
Under the plan, by 2020, the industry will be able to meet almost all domestic needs of marine transportation, and provide high-quality services with competitive charges.
Its objectives are to ship 140-152 million tons of cargoes and have a strong fleet with a total carriage capacity of 6.84-7.52 million dead-weight tons (DWT).
The plan also targets that 42,000 ship officers and crew members will be trained by 2020.
To achieve these goals, the plan introduces a number of solutions and policies, namely: stepping up the reform of administrative procedures at seaports; further applying information technology; and promoting investment in developing the shipping fleet.
Special attention will be paid to restructuring of the Vietnam National Shipping Lines into the leading player in the field of seaborne transportation and logistic services.-