Lnoppen hosted South East Asia Port Expansion Summit where it provided an opportunity for both domestic and international experts and leading industry leaders to come together to network and establish new relationships that will assist in the development in the port sector in and around South East Asia.
Investments in ports located in South East Asia’s fastest growing economies will accelerate in the coming years. Mr. Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister of Vietnam recently approved a master plan which calls for as much as VND $ 440 trillion (USD $ 26.6 billion) to be pumped into building ports capable of accommodating the world’s largest container ships. The 10 year port investment scheme will encourage all sectors of the economy to invest in developing a sea port system nationwide and up upgrade existing ones by 2020, with a vision till 2030.
This Summit was marked with the presence of noted speakers such as Mr. Nguyen Nhat, Administrator, Vietnam Maritime Administration (Vinamarine), Mr. Nguyen Chi Hung, Deputy Director of Financial and Planning and Investment Department, Vietnam Maritime Administration (Vinamarine), Mr. Nguyen Hoy Hoang, Deputy Director of Economic Techniques and Regime Department, Transport Development Strategy Institute – Ministry of Transport, Mr. Seiichiro Kon, General Manager, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering & Services Private Ltd. Mr. Mehul Patel, Chief Executive Officer, ANUPAM-MHI Industries Limited, India, Mr. Tran Ngoc Thoi, Vice President, People Committee of Baria Vung Tau, Mr. Li Jun, President, Donn Technology, Mr. Martijn Coopman, Director – Maritime South East Asia, Royal Haskoning, Mr. Truong Bui, Regional Sales Manager, Roland Berger. Their presentations spoke to the heart of the main issues facing the port industry in South East Asia and their eagerness to build the industry was commendable.
This platform provided the delegates with the latest insight from the government representatives, port authorities and the world’s leading container shipping lines, cargo owners, logistics companies, ports, terminal operators, port equipment and services suppliers. Also updated trends in global ports sector such as sustainability and growth, modernization of cargo handling and storage facilities and successful port expansion projects were elaborately discussed.
This Summit also presented delegates with various networking sessions to discuss and exchange their views and information, one-to-one business meetings where the manufacturers could meet the top leaders and potential clients, workshops, panel discussions and an opportunity to showcase latest equipments and technology.