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Towards Fewer Ship Arrests in Vung Tau Port?
In a letter dated 2 October 2020, the Maritime Administration of Ba Ria Vung Tau Province (South Vietnam) invited the following parties:
Tribunal of Ba Ria Vung Tau Province
Relevant Receivers of in bulk cargo (animal food, grains cargo…)
Cargo surveyors in Vung Tau port
to attend a meeting at their offices on 6 October 2020 to discuss and assess the reasons for the disproportionately high number of cargo claim ship arrests in Vung Tau port and find a way of protecting the legitimate rights and interests of Vietnamese companies without resorting to such a drastic measure which has a very negative impact not only on the ship itself, but also on the investment environment and terminal operations in Ba Ria Vung Tau province.
Over the last 9 months, there were 13 ship arrests in Vung Tau Port (South Vietnam). Over the same period, there was only 1 arrest in Hai Phong (North Vietnam), 0 in Quang Ninh (North Vietnam) and 1 in Saigon (South Vietnam).
Information provided by Van Hong Dang