North Vietnam News

11 Dec 2019

Maersk Opens New Logistics Center in Vietnam

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Danish logistics conglomerate Maersk launches its new logistics center in Bac Ninh to address the needs of a high-demand North Vietnam market.The new warehouse offers premium Warehousing and Distribution solutions to support our customers and the significant trade growth in the region.On December 11th, 2019, the official opening ceremony for the new logistics center took place in Bac Ninh, Vietnam in the presence of Danish Ambassador to Vietnam Mr. Kim Højlund Christensen, Vietbeko Head of Supply Chain Mr. Quang Le and Maersk senior executives.

27 Aug 2018

Oldendorff Inks Transhipment Deal in Vietnam

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Oldendorff Carriers said it has signed an integrated coal transport and transhipment agreement for a new power station project to be built in the North of Vietnam at Nghi Son. The customer is a consortium between Marubeni Corp of Japan and Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) named Nghi Son 2 Power Limited Liability Company (NS2PC).The agreement is expected to include the transportation of about 100 million metric tons of coal over 25 years. Oldendorff Carriers signed the 25-year agreement with NS2PC…

18 Jul 2014

Today in U.S. Naval History: July 18

Today in U.S. 1779 - Commodore Abraham Whipple's squadron captures 11 prizes in largest prize value of Revolutionary War. 1813 - U.S. Frigate President captures British Daphne, Eliza Swan, Alert and Lion. 1920 - Naval aircraft sink ex-German cruiser Frankfurt in target practice. 1943 - German submarine shoots down K-74, the first and only U.S. airship lost during WW II. 1947 - President Harry S. Truman delegates responsibility for the civil administration of former Japanese mandated island to the Secretary of the Navy. 1966 - Launch of Gemini 10 with L.Cdr. John W. Young, USN as Command Pilot. Mission involved 43 orbits at an altitude of 412.2 nautical miles and lasted two days, 22 hours, and 46 minutes. Recovery was by HS-3 helicopter from USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7).

18 Dec 2013

Today in U.S. Naval History: December 18

USS Wasp (CVS-18. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

Today in U.S. 1902 - Admiral of the Navy George Dewey receives orders to send his battleship to Trinidad and then to Venezuela to make sure that Great Britain's and Germany's dispute with Venezuela was settled by peaceful arbitration not force. 1944 - Admiral Halsey's Third Fleet encounters typhoon northeast of Samar. Destroyers USS Hull, USS Monaghan and USS Spence sink, while 21 other ships are damaged. 1965 - River Patrol Force established in Vietnam. 1965 - Helicopters from HS-11 on USS Wasp (CVS-18) pick up crew and capsule of Gemini 7…

01 Oct 2013

Navy's 2013 Stockdale Leadership Awards Decided

Cmdr. Rich Massie berthing USS Maine: Photo credit USN

Cmdr. Richard N. Massie and Cmdr. Leif E. Mollo are the 2013 recipients of the Vice Adm. James Bond Stockdale Leadership Award which is presented annually to two commissioned officers on active duty in the grade of commander or below who are serving in command of a single unit and who serve as examples of excellence in leadership & conspicuous contribution to the improvement of leadership in the Navy. Massie, commanding officer of the USS Maine (SSBN 741 - Gold) is the Pacific Fleet winner and Mollo, commanding officer of SEAL Team FOUR is the Fleet Forces Command winner.

08 May 2013

Today in U.S. Naval History: May 8

Today in U.S. Naval history - May 8 1911 - Navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation. 1942 - Battle of the Coral Sea ends with Japanese retiring from area. 1945 - VE - Day, Germany's unconditional surrender to the Allies. 1963 - Navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis. 1972 - U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam. For more information on U.S. naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

24 Jul 2012

Vietnam War-era Swift-class Patrol Boat to be Restored

Swift-class Patrol Boat for Restoration Project: Photo credit Maritime Museum of San Diego

Maritime Museum of San Diego acquires Vietnam war-era vessel for restoratation, appeals for donations. The Maritime Museum of San Diego announces the acquisition of a Vietnam War-era Swift Boat from the Republic of Malta for renovation and permanent display in San Diego. Formally called Patrol Craft Fast (PCF), the United States Navy’s PCFs were first put into service in 1965 when American sailors used them to patrol the coastline of South Vietnam to prevent sea infiltration of soldiers and munitions from North Vietnam.

06 Feb 2012

This Day in Navy History - February 6

1778 - Treaties of commerce and alliance are signed with France. This turns the American Revolutionary War into an international conflict. 1862 - A Union gunboat squadron captures Fort Henry on the Tennessee River. 1922 - World powers sign the Washington Naval Treaty, providing limitations for naval armament. 1973 - Operation End Sweep, a mine-clearing operation, begins off North Vietnam. 1979 - Six U.S. vessels evacuate 200 American citizens and 240 other persons from the ports of Bandar Abbas and Char Bahar in revolution-wracked Iran. 1991 - Within two hours of relieving her sister battleship during the Gulf War, USS Wisconsin (BB 64) conducts her first naval gunfire support mission since the Korean War, destroying an Iraqi artillery battery in Southern Kuwait.

07 Jun 2011

Navy Welcomes William P. Lawrence to the Fleet

Photo courtesy U.S. Navy

The Navy welcomed guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) into the fleet during a commissioning ceremony in Mobile, Ala., June 4. The newest Arleigh Burke-class ship, the 60th of its class, is named in honor of the late Vice Adm. William P. Lawrence, a highly-decorated Naval aviator and Vietname prisoner of war. Lawrence began his naval career as an academic scholar and athlete at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he later returned to occupy the Chair of Naval Leadership after retiring from active duty, Feb. 1, 1986.

02 May 2011

Commissioning for Newest Navy Destroyer USS Lawrence

The USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) will be commissioned June 4, 2011, at the Alabama State Port Authority Pier 2 Terminal in a ceremony co-hosted by the City of Pensacola and the City of Mobile. The commissioning was originally planned for NAS Pensacola as part of the celebration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation. Mobile offered to co-host the ceremony at the Port of Mobile after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the channel leading to the Pensacola base would not be dredged to an adequate depth in time for the commissioning. “The Navy is extremely selective about who can and should be approved to host such an event,” said Admiral Robert Kelly, USN (Ret), vice chairman of Armed Services for the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.

25 Feb 2011

Northrop Grumman Delivers William P. Lawrence (DDG 110)

ith U.S. Navy Capt. Bill Galinis, supervisor of shipbuilding, Gulf Coast, far left and U.S. Navy Cmdr. Thomas R. Williams, DDG 110's prospective commanding officer, center, observing, George Nungesser, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding program manager for the DDG 51 program, signs the DD250 form officially transferring custody of William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) from Northrop Grumman to the Navy. Photo courtesy Northrop Grumman.

On Feb. 24, the U.S. Navy accepted Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) latest Aegis guided missile destroyer in a ceremony held on the fantail of the Navy's newest ship. William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) is the 28th DDG 51 Class destroyer built at the company's shipbuilding operations in Pascagoula. "We are here today celebrating the culmination of 175 weeks of hard work and dedication from thousands of shipbuilders, teammates and shipmates," said George Nungesser, program manager of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding's DDG 51 program. "This ship went to sea as the most complete DDG to-date.

26 Jan 2011

Northrop Grumman-Built William P. Lawrence Super Trial

Photo courtesy Northrop Grumman Corporation

Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Aegis guided missile destroyer William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) successfully completed her combined super trial last week in the Gulf of Mexico. The successful sea trial paved the way for delivery to the Navy in the next six weeks. The company's 28th destroyer is being built in Pascagoula. "I'd like to congratulate the team for a very successful acceptance trial," said U.S. Navy Capt. Bill Galinis, supervisor of shipbuilding, Gulf Coast.

18 Dec 2009

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 18

1902 - Admiral of the Navy George Dewey receives orders to send his battleship to Trinidad and then to Venezuela to make sure that Great Britain's and Germany's dispute with Venezuela was settled by peaceful arbitration not force. 1944 - Admiral Halsey's Third Fleet encounters typhoon northeast of Samar. Destroyers USS Hull, USS Monaghan and USS Spence sink, while 21 other ships are damaged. 1965 - River Patrol Force established in Vietnam. 1965 - Helicopters from HS-11 on USS Wasp (CVS-18) pick up crew and capsule of Gemini 7, after picking up the crew and capsule of Gemini 6 two days earlier. 1967 - Operation Preakness II begins in Mekong Delta. 1972 - Mining and bombing of North Vietnam resumes with Linebacker II Operation. (Source: Navy News Service)

08 May 2009

This Day in Naval History – May 8

1911 - Navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation 1942 - Battle of the Coral Sea ends with Japanese retiring from area 1945 - VE - Day, Germany's unconditional surrender to the Allies 1963 - Navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis. 1972 - U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam. (Source: Navy News Service)

07 May 2004

This Day in Naval History - May 08

1911 - Navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation. 1942 - Battle of the Coral Sea ends with Japanese retiring from area. 1945 - VE - Day, Germany's unconditional surrender to the Allies. 1963 - Navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis. 1972 - U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam. By Navy News Servcice

06 Feb 2008

This Day in Naval History - Feb. 06

1778 - Treaties of commerce and alliance are signed with France. This turns the American Revolutionary War into an international conflict. 1862 - A Union gunboat squadron captures Fort Henry on the Tennessee River. 1922 - World powers sign the Washington Naval Treaty, providing limitations for naval armament. 1973 - Operation End Sweep, a mine-clearing operation, begins off North Vietnam. 1979 - Six U.S. vessels evacuate 200 American citizens and 240 other persons from the ports of Bandar Abbas and Char Bahar in revolution-wracked Iran. 1991 - Within two hours of relieving her sister battleship during the Gulf War, USS Wisconsin (BB 64) conducts her first naval gunfire support mission since the Korean War, destroying an Iraqi artillery battery in Southern Kuwait.

28 Feb 2006

APL’s Extends Vietnam Service

March 2006. Kong on Saturday and Chiwan on Sunday, before returning to Haiphong on Wednesday. America. needs for enhanced service reliability and more capacity as trade rapidly increases. for North Vietnam exports and imports.” Mr. Tan said. Thursday. transit times in the industry to key markets. and Southampton in 24 days. value of Vietnam’s exports up by 24% to $US32 billion. the increased reliability offered by the new HCX service.

18 Dec 2008

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 18

1902 - Admiral of the Navy George Dewey receives orders to send his battleship to Trinidad and then to Venezuela to make sure that Great Britain's and Germany's dispute with Venezuela was settled by peaceful arbitration not force. 1944 - Admiral Halsey's Third Fleet encounters typhoon northeast of Samar. Destroyers USS Hull, USS Monaghan and USS Spence sink, while 21 other ships are damaged. 1965 - River Patrol Force established in Vietnam. 1965 - Helicopters from HS-11 on USS Wasp (CVS-18) pick up crew and capsule of Gemini 7, after picking up the crew and capsule of Gemini 6 two days earlier. 1967 - Operation Preakness II begins in Mekong Delta. 1972 - Mining and bombing of North Vietnam resumes with Linebacker II Operation. (Source: Navy News Service)

19 Sep 2007

APL: Vietnam Seaport Master Plan Must Have Long-Term Focus

Vietnam must better coordinate the planning and construction of an integrated seaport network to handle the country’s rapid trade growth, according to container transportation leader APL. The company was providing an update of the findings outlined in a research paper, entitled: “Vietnam Transportation and Logistics: Challenges and Opportunities”, developed earlier this year by the NOL Group, the Singapore-based parent company of APL, to examine Vietnam’s transportation and logistics environment. “Vietnam’s cargo growth potential is tremendous. Average historical growth of containerised cargo of 20% could rise to 25% per year. Previous government forecasts have underestimated actual growth of container volumes…

26 Oct 2007

Fabrication Begins on Final Gulf

Aegis Destroyer contracted for Gulf Coast construction began on Oct. Pascagoula, Miss. Named for the late Vice Adm. William P. for delivery in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010. widow, Diane Wilcox Lawrence, is the ship's sponsor. assigned to the Pacific Fleet. as Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy. Chief of Naval Personnel. "Adm. plebe. Jones definition of a Naval Officer. DDG named in his honor," said Capt. Shipbuilding Gulf Coast.

14 Nov 2007

U.S. Warships Visit North Vietnam

Two U.S. Navy vessels on became the first American warships to visit northern Vietnam in peacetime, entering Haiphong port which U.S. forces mined and bombed in the Vietnam War 40 years ago, according to a Reuters report. The courtesy call of mine warfare ships USS Patriot and USS Guardian in communist-ruled Vietnam is the latest in a series of ship visits at a time of warm relations between Hanoi and Washington. A training ship, USS Golden Bear, visited Haiphong in July, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi said. The USS Patriot and USS Guardian were to remain in Haiphong for several days, with the crews playing volleyball with a Vietnamese Navy team and visiting schools for blind and deaf children, officials said. Since Washington and Hanoi established diplomatic ties, other U.S.

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