The total volume of goods passing through ports in the northern city of Hai Phong reached 15.48 million tonnes in the first three months of 2015, up 14.25 percent from the same period last year and representing 23.82 percent of the yearly target.

The Hai Phong Port Joint Stock Company (JSC) make the largest contributions to the goods transport volume with about 5.33 million tonnes of goods carried through the port.

According to General Director of the Hai Phong Port JSC Nguyen Hung Viet, the port has already been determined a key port in the northern region and plans to continue improving its service quality, administrative reform and income for staffs.

In an attempt to enhance port management and logistics service, the Hai Phong Port cooperated with the German development agency GIZ to conduct a training course for 40 staff members in January 2015 focusing on sustainable port management, information sources and seaport collaboration, marketing, transportation corridors and regional development.

The port has also carried out several projects on infrastructure, equipment and information technology, including a container loading project in the Tan Vu Port and a project to build 6 berths, receiving ships with capacities up to 10,000 TEU at the Hai Phong international Port.

In 2015, the Hai Phong Port JSC aims to transport 20 million tonnes of cleared goods and earn roughly 1.5 trillion VND (72 million USD).-VNA