Hanoi - Hai Phong - Quang Ninh still lacks large enterprises providing logistics services


The number of enterprises providing logistics services of the dynamic triangle Hanoi - Hai Phong - Quang Ninh is still small, not many large enterprises have the capacity to provide logistics services. This leads to not fully exploiting the existing advantages.

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Discussion of the topic: "Logistics development to promote linkages between Hanoi - Hai Phong - Quang Ninh" at the Vietnam Logistics Forum 2022 taking place on the morning of November 26, Ms. Pham Thi Lan Huong, Vice President, cum General Secretary of the Hanoi Logistics Association, stated that Hanoi - Hai Phong - Quang Ninh is the main driving force behind the growth of the Northern key economic region, but the development of logistics services is still not commensurate with the potential. 

Ms. Pham Thi Lan Huong, Vice President and General Secretary of Hanoi Logistics Association.

Many advantages to developing logistics services

According to the Vice President of the Hanoi Logistics Association, if viewed from the perspective of each individual locality, Hanoi - Hai Phong - Quang Binh itself plays a very important role in the northern key economic region, in addition to creating To form a dynamic triangle, the three localities will become the growth poles to promote economic development.

Specific roles are: Promoting intra-regional growth; the connection between Vietnam - ASEAN and Northeast Asia; creating an economic corridor Lao Cai - Hanoi - Hai Phong - Quang Ninh, thereby promoting connection with the Northern Midlands and Mountains; promoting trade cooperation with Southwest China.

With this important task, the question is what is the current status of logistics in Hanoi - Hai Phong - Quang Ninh? In this regard, Ms. Huong said that when it comes to the current state of logistics, there will be two main issues: infrastructure and service delivery capacity.

In terms of infrastructure, the three localities have fully connected modes of transport, while for logistics, when the modes of transport are connected, it will play an extremely important role.

Specifically, for aviation, these three localities are the regions with three international airports (Noi Bai, Cat Bi, and Van Don). With roads, there is nearly 300km of highways connecting the whole route, a system of national highways, and modern provincial roads. Besides, there is a concentrated seaport network in Hai Phong and Quang Ninh, including deep-water ports; a system of seaports along the road traffic axis; railway lines Hanoi - Hai Phong and Kep - Ha Long.

“In general, these three localities have many advantages for the logistics development. It is a full connection of modes of transport; road connecting smoothly the whole route and inter-region of the North; The logistics infrastructure is modernly invested, "said Ms. Huong.

However, there are still some limitations in the story of the logistics capacity of the three localities in the Northern dynamic triangle, which is uneven among modes of transport. Specifically, the railway is still very limited, the inland waterway has many potentials but has not yet been invested in and developed; the logistics service provision capacity is not commensurate with advantages in infrastructure; The logistics position of each locality has not been promoted.

“We believe that if compared with the southern dynamic economic region, the number of enterprises providing logistics services in the triangle Hanoi - Hai Phong - Quang Ninh is still less, there are not many large enterprises. capable of providing logistics services in this area. This will lead to the region's ability to provide logistics services not commensurate with its existing advantages," a representative of the Hanoi Logistics Association said.

Assign roles according to the strengths of each locality

Before the above requirements, Ms. Huong emphasized, the problem to be solved is what to do to develop logistics to really promote the link of the dynamic triangle Hanoi - Hai Phong - Quang Ninh.

Delegates attending the Vietnam Logistics Forum 2022.

Accordingly, there will be 4 main angles that can be taken into account when developing logistics for a region.

Firstly, from the perspective of local strengths, it is necessary to clearly determine which localities will play the role of connecting import and export, which localities are transshipment for production, and which are distribution centers. serving consumers.

Secondly, it is necessary to reduce pressure on localities that have certain pressures on logistics, the specific problem is to improve the position of Quang Ninh's gateway. Because Quang Ninh has an international connection position through the gateway by sea and land, but it has not been fully exploited, while Hai Phong needs to promote rail and inland waterway transport.

Thirdly, the story of regional planning and the connection of modes of transport. In addition to each locality building its own planning, it is necessary to solve the problem of regional planning, towards the common logistics center of these localities, thereby connecting all modes of transport.

Finally, it is necessary to improve the quality of logistics human resources, which needs more than large enterprises in this field in the localities; training network development.

However, the roles and positions of each locality are completely different. Hanoi will promote its role as a distribution center for goods for consumption and e-commerce serving the entire Northern market. Therefore, Hanoi should aim to develop an urban logistics model based on technology applications. Meanwhile, Hai Phong and Quang Ninh have relatively similar positions, both are gateways connecting Vietnam and the world by sea, and Quang Ninh is also connected by road through Mong Cai border gate. Chairman of Hanoi Logistics Association cited.

Therefore, Hai Phong and Quang Ninh should follow the direction of developing industrial parks on the basis of logistics, attracting investment from logistics enterprises. In parallel, it is promoting the role of providing logistics services for industrial production.

From the above analysis, Ms. Huong proposed some solutions that should be done quickly to develop logistics in these three localities. That is, it is necessary to create a mechanism to attract goods flows to maximize the capacity of the Hanoi - Hai Phong railway line; Hanoi - Kep (Bac Giang) - Cai Lan Port (Ha Long). In particular, it is necessary to solve the backlog problems of Hanoi's inland waterway ports, thereby exploiting the inland waterway transport route connecting Hai Phong - Hanoi.

At the same time, it is necessary to develop a cooperation program between logistics associations/industry associations of localities, thereby promoting connections between businesses. Building a framework mechanism to attract large logistics enterprises to invest and operate in the region. Regarding human resources, it is necessary to cooperate between logistics training institutions of Hanoi - Hai Phong - Quang Ninh; strengthen vocational training and professional training. Soon there will be a project to build a regional logistics center between the three localities.