With its large coastline and huge potential in ports infrastructure development, Vietnam is attracting interest from international services and management companies
Ports & logistics sector in Vietnam
With its large coastline and huge potential in ports infrastructure development, Vietnam is attracting interest
from international services and management companies who are seeking opportunities in the ports sector.
Over the past 10 years, Vietnam has been one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The
average GDP growth rate of the country in the period 2006 - 2010 was 7%. Vietnam’s GDP
reached 6.78% in 2010, beating the Government’s target of 6.5%.
The national seaport system has been established with 114 harbours of which there are more than
30 main ports with 40 km total length of berth and 170 million tonnes of cargo handling
Under the plan approved by the Prime Minister in 2009, Viet Nam’s shipping fleet will handle
110-126 million tons of cargoes and 5 million passengers by 2015; about 215 - 260 million tons
and 9-10 million passengers by 2020. The respective figures in 2030 will increase by 1.5-2 times
and 1.5 times against 2020.
Vietnam will focus on
ξ Developing specialised blue sea vessels, such as container ships and oil tankers, and heavy
ships. Its fleet will have total tonnage of 8.5-9.5 million DWT by 2015, and 11.5-13.5
million DWT by 2020.
ξ Building international trans-shipment ports, ports in key economic zones and some
deepwater ports specialised in handling containers.
Latest export opportunities – Ports & Logistics
Latest export opportunities - Vietnam
Getting into the market
Public procurement is a way to get into the Ports market. Business tends to be done through
direct procurement rather than via agents.
In general, after technical standards, prices and after-sale services are important.
As in almost markets, having good prestige, flexible services, and building long-term business
relationships are key to winning customers.
More about doing business in Vietnam
Market intelligence is critical when doing business overseas, and UKTI can provide bespoke
market research and support during overseas visits though our chargeable Overseas Market
Introduction Service (OMIS).
To commission research or for general advice about the market, get in touch with our specialists
in country - or contact your local international trade team.
•Le Hanh Le, British Consulate General. Tel: +84 (08) 3825 1380 or email: email@example.com
•Le Nguyen Lan Anh, British Embassy Vietnam. Tel: +84 (04) 3936 0500 or email:
Contact your local international trade team
UKTI runs a range of events for exporters, including seminars in the UK, trade missions to
overseas markets and support for attendance at overseas trade shows.
Latest events – Ports & Logistics
More about OMIS and other UKTI services for exporters