NDO – Cai Lan port in northern Quang Ninh province loaded its batches of cargo onto two ships on February 19 (the fourth day of the Year of the Dog), the first shipments in the Lunar New Year. (Feb 20, 2018)
NDO - Vietnam's maritime industry witnessed a special event in 2017 with the reception of Margrethe Maersk, an ultra large container vessel with a capacity of 18,000 TEU owned by Danish shipping giant Maersk Line. The vessel docked at the Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province on February 20, 2017, proving CMIT as one of the 19 terminals in the world capable of handling such huge vessels.
NDO - Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows to Vietnam advanced spectacularly in the last two quarters of 2017, bringing the total amount of FDI pledges for 2017 to a 10-year record high. However, experts recommended a comprehensive review of the quality of FDI capital after the 'Formosa incident' in 2016.
NDO – Vietnam’s seafood exports to the market of the European Union (EU) reported strong developments in the first month of 2018, with most seafood items having posted growth in export revenue after a gloomy period resulting from the “yellow card” incident concerning illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
NDO – The cooperative relations between Israel and Vietnam are growing vigorously in all spheres, with the two countries currently negotiating the official signing of a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA).