Vietnam Shipping Times
Mekong Delta needs urgent port upgrade
The exchange of goods between the Mekong Delta and the rest of the world has increased in recent years, reaching 12 million tonnes in freight per year with experts forecasting an increase to 18-20 million tonnes a year by 2010.
However, ports in the area cannot receive ships above 10,000dwt forcing export-import companies to transport goods to the Ho Chi Minh City port system for shipping.
Problems in transporting goods are occurring because the volume of freight is over-sized compared to the small port system in the Mekong Delta region
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