In a press briefing to introduce the 4th International Shipbuilding, Maritime and Transport Expo-Vietship 2008, Mr. Nguyen Quoc Anh, Business General Director of the Viet Nam Shipping Industry Corporation (Vinashin), informed that Viá»‡t Nam ranked in the top-five of biggest ship-builders in 2007.
Vietship-2008 will be opened in Ha Noi on March 11-13. This is a big event of the worldâ€™s shipbuilding industry, presenting over 600 stalls of 400 companies among them two thirds come from the countries with advanced shipping industry.
"Vietship-2008 is a good chance for Viet Nam's shipping industry to approach to new environmentally-friendly technologies,'' said Mr. Ãnh, adding that the event is a forum for domestic enterprises to increase their channels for capital mobilization in order to fulfill the goal of holding 10% of the world market share through clean technologies.
Last year, Vinashin handed over two 53,000-ton vessels and launched four others in the series of Diamond ships exported to the United Kingdom. By December 2007, the total value of the contracts inked between Vinashin and foreign partners (Japan, Republic of Korea, UK, the Netherlands, and Denmark) reached US $12 billion.
Vinashin plans to provide 65% domestically-built ships by 2020.