On February 14th, 2023, Vietnam Association for Logistic Manpower Development held a working trip to Ba Ria Vung tau province.

Joining the working group was Mr. Tran Thanh Hai – Honorary Chairman, Associate Professor Ha Thi Ngoc Oanh – Deputy Head of the Inspection Committee, along with experts, lecturers from training institutions, representatives from businesses work in the logistic field that are VALOMA’s members.

In the working trip, the group visited My Xuan International Port in My Xuan Industrial Park A, Phu My town, Ba Ria Vung Tau. Representative of the business on the welcome side, MR Dang Tuan Nam –  Deputy Director of MIP Company and Mr. Cao Duc Dinh, Director of Port Operations, introduced  information about the My Xuan International Port project, discussed with the group the vision, mission and exploitation capacity of the Port, as well as challenges that they had to overcome in the building, exploiting and operating process here.

My Xuan International Port was founded based on the cooperation between IDICO Corporation – JSC and LEC Group Corporation. My Xuan Port has a  wharf length of up to 486m, it can receive international ships and barges and domestic ships with barges of up to 30,000 DWT. The specialized barge terminal can receive barges with a load of up to 2,500 DWT. With a total port area of up to 55 hectares, of which yard area is up to 210,000 m2, warehouse and factory area is up to 150,000 m2, MIP has the ability to meet the large demand in storage and transhipment goods and materials for producing and trading for domestic and international shippers in My Xuan area.

After that, the group also visited the CAMIL General Port project, currently being built at 30CN area, Cai Mep Industrial Area, Phuoc Hoa, Phu My town. This project has a 38.6217ha in scale and the total investment is over 2.602 billion dong. Here, the group had some exchanges with the specialists working on this project.

Continuing on the trip,  VALOMA working group came and worked at the Germalink  International Port. Mr. Benoit Klein – Director of Germalink, along with their managing and operating employees, introduced the group about the general developing history of Gemadept Group in Vietnam and Gemalink International Port. According to the development and expansion orientation of the business, the Germalink International Port will become the country’s largest and deepest port with the area of 72ha and operating capacity of 2,4 million TEU/ year. Gemalink has become the pride of Vietnam when it is in the top 19 ports in the world capable of receiving the biggest-sized container currently with a carrying capacity up to 24,000 TEU. Gemalink is expected to become one of the most important goods transhipment centers in Vietnam and the South East.

After the discussion with the Board of Director and Gemalink’s employees, the group went on a field trip to the wharp and was able to witness the process of unloading goods from a CMA CGM container.

In the same afternoon, the delegation also visited and worked with the Ba Ria – Vung Tau University. The Representative of the school is Dr. Mai Xuan Thieu –  Head of the Faculty of Marine Economics – Logistics, President of VALOMA and faculty members. Representatives of the units shared information about training in the field of logistics, opening up new opportunities in connection and cooperation between businesses and schools belonging to the Association and BVU.

Also at the meeting, the delegation had a meeting and discussion with students majoring in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at BVU. The members of the delegation shared valuable experiences as well as useful and practical messages to the students so that they can have good preparation in the process of studying and working in the field. logistics that I have chosen. The students also had questions and discussed with the delegation about the field of logistics and were answered, updated, and shared useful knowledge by experts and representatives of logistics businesses in the delegation.

The tour and working trip ended with many useful and interesting experiences from the delegation members, especially representatives of businesses and lecturers in the Association. Many stories and real-life situations were shared from representatives of businesses and among participating experts and logistics businesses. These are extremely practical and valuable practical experiences for schools, and at the same time equip lecturers with practical information that can be applied to lessons to make them more intuitive, lively and more applicable. for students.

Translator: Nguyen Phuong Anh – Nguyen Huong