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Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) announced its plan to deal in shipping in 2016, including selling and transferring 13 ships. 

The 13 ships are capable of loading approximately 400,000 tonnes.

Besides, Vinalines will focus on infrastructure and equipment projects with a view to raising its production and business capacity.

The construction of warehouse facilities of the Dinh Vu port project’s phase II in Hai Phong will be completed, while the Cat Tien Sa port in Da Nang will be further expanded to increase throughput.

Vinalines intends to speed up the building of Vinalines Hau Giang and Vinalines Dinh Vu ports.

This year, the firm expects to transport 22.5 million tonnes of goods and handle 64.5 million tonnes of cargos at domestic ports. The workload is projected to earn 19 trillion VND (855 million USD) in revenue, up 3 percent annually. The minimum profit is set at 126 billion VND (5.67 million USD).-VNA