To gradually increase the business scale and capacity, Hau Giang Maritime Service Co., Ltd (VIMC Hau Giang) has well performed its role as an important trade and freight hub of Hau Giang province and the Mekong Delta as a whole. These results have helped promote industrial production and services and create advantages to attract investment for the province.
15 years of asserting the position
Hau Giang Marine Service Co., Ltd, formerly Hau Giang Shipyard Co., Ltd subordinated to Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group, was established on May 17, 2007. According to Decision 926/QD-TTg dated June 18, 2010 of the Prime Minister, the company was transferred to Vietnam Maritime Corporation (VIMC).
Overview of VIMC Hau Giang Port
On August 31, 2012, according to Decision 417/QD-HHVN of VIMC's Board of Members, the company was officially renamed to Hau Giang Maritime Service Co., Ltd. The company is engaged in port operation; freight warehousing, yarding and storing services; multimodal transport services, logistics services, maritime brokerage agent services, domestic freight, export and import forwarding services; shipping support services: shipping agency services by sea, road and railway, and customs declaration.
VIMC Hau Giang currently manages VIMC Hau Giang Port located in Song Hau Industrial Park, an international seaport licensed to open Wharf No. 1 since August 10, 2017. Main items of the port include Wharf 1 capable of receiving fully loaded vessels of 10,000 DWT and offloaded ships of 20,000 DWT, Wharf 2 capable of supporting vessels of 5,000 DWT, warehouses and synchronous technical infrastructure system. The general port is capable of handling 1 million metric tons a year. Transport infrastructure is synchronously invested to expand linkage to 3A Road of Song Hau Industrial Park, to Nam Song Hau Road and to roads connecting the Mekong Delta with the Southeast region and the rest of the country.
Situated at the heart of the Mekong Delta, the strategically located general port of VIMC Hau Giang is a trade hub between Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta Key Economic Zone (Can Tho City, Hau Giang, Kien Giang and An Giang provinces) and between Cambodia and Mekong Delta provinces and Ho Chi Minh City. This is also a place to store, preserve and transport input materials for industrial zones; a gathering point for goods from industrial production centers to be distributed domestically and internationally through road and waterway systems.
VIMC Hau Giang Port meets criteria of Category 5 Port for handling cargo and capably deploys the maritime service system to form a modern, dynamic maritime and port service area. In 2021, VIMC Hau Giang Port handled 820,000 tons of cargo and 7,120 TEUs, and raked in revenue of VND53,660 billion.
Port operations have enabled the company to unlock logistics potential, reduce costs and enhance freight competitiveness. In addition, the port helps boost development of supporting industries and industrial production, increase revenue for the State budget and create a driving force for socioeconomic development of Hau Giang province.
Right from the start of 2020 to date, especially in 2021, due to COVID-19 pandemic impacts, the company's operations have been severely affected. But with the firm leadership of the company and particularly collective effort of all employees, its business performance met the target. Jobs, wages, livelihoods and welfare of all employees were guaranteed. In particular, business activity was always linked with COVID-19 epidemic prevention.
Fostering digital transformation
To assert its role and position, coupled with aspirations to become a leading domestic and international trade gateway in the region, VIMC Hau Giang has constantly reformed and developed in a diversified, modern and professional manner to provide best port services and connect operations along the logistics chain.
The company's goal in 2021-2025 is completing an investment project to build a general port and marine service area of VIMC Hau Giang Port, with a total wharf length of 930m and a yard area of 87.1 ha, aiming to lift cargo handling capacity to 6-7 million tons a year.
To achieve this goal, in addition to Wharf 1, Wharf 2 and Kirov gantry crane with a lifting capacity of 12.5 tons, in 2020, Hau Giang Port launched a Macgregor gantry crane with a lifting capacity of 45 tons at Wharf 1, helping improve its stevedoring capacity and boost its service for bigger vessels. At the same time, it has helped reduce the time to release ships and cargo, improve customer service quality, and maximize its strengths and potential.
Beside infrastructure construction and equipment investment according to its development strategy, VIMC Hau Giang has accelerated comprehensive modernization and digital transformation over the past time; applied information technology software to enhance work performance and bring satisfaction to partners and customers. Accordingly, the company has focused on developing digital office software to the third phase and applied it in management from August 2020; applied Vishipel ship management software from June 2020; and prepared to deploy VIMC's One system to support member businesses in the VIMC system.
Mr. Vo Thanh Phong, General Director of VIMC Hau Giang, said, with the customer-centric principle, in the coming time, the company will further strengthen innovation and creativity; focus on improving personnel quality, and speed up IT application and digital transformation in business management. On the other hand, the firm will continue to invest in expanding warehouses and yards for storing goods and purchasing means, equipment, tools for loading and unloading, especially crane equipment with large lifting capacity to handle heavy containers in order to boost capacity and service quality.
“Promoting its 15-year construction and development achievements, VIMC Hau Giang will continue to make efforts to ensure safe, professional and effective business; enhance competitiveness of Hau Giang General Port to gradually dominate and expand market share; and take advantage of business development opportunities in the context of international integration and Hau Giang on the path to become an attractive destination for investors,” he added.
Nguồn: Vietnam Business Forum