A workshop aimed at promoting seaport services in the northwestern province of Quang Ninh was held on December 18, drawing the participation of many domestic and foreign businesses.

The event, co-organised by the provincial People’s Committee and the Cai Lan International Container Terminal (CICT), offered a chance for the province to strengthen relations and seek investments from businesses operating in the field.

At the workshop, participants provided an overall view of the capacity of supplying seaport and transport services in the province.

Patrick Avice, CICT General Director, spoke highly of positive signs in seaport investment cooperation, saying that many businesses operating in the areas of temporary import and re-export and logistics services are looking for opportunities to invest in seaports in Quang Ninh in general and the Cai Lan Port in particular.

He cited Maersk Line and MCC Transport’s launch of its services at Cai Lan Port to receive imported goods and boost exports, which showed the attractiveness of seaport services in Quang Ninh to domestic and foreign investors.

With 250 km of coastline and many deepwater ports, Quang Ninh boasts its competitive edge in developing the seaport economy, especially when the Yen Vien-Pha Lai-Bai Chay railway is put into operation.

In the coming time, the province will increase activities to promote cooperation and investment in seaport services along with developing seaport infrastructure. In addition, it will develop a number of specialised ports such as Hai Ha, Cam Pha, Van Gia, Mui Chua, Van Hoa, Van Dong and Yen Hung and a comprehensive logistic system to meet customers’ demand.-VNA