First of all, I wish to express my pride and gratitude to all employees of Port of Hai Phong for your earnest and persistent effort towards the common goal of the company. Our cohesion during this long journey left a distinctive signature of Port of Hai Phong in shipping sectors in various aspects. With staff who respect and honour every single commitment and customer-centricity principle, we have not only achieved outstanding results in manufacturing operations but created value for customers and business partners as well.
Despite both direct and indirect effects of the Covid 19 pandemic on global supply chain in terms of logistics and maritime activities, total cargo throughput thru Viet Nam seaports still attains positive result, i.e. about 703 million tons, an increase of 02% compared to 2020. Contributing to the sector achievement, Port of Hai Phong remains the top position in the Northern seaport system, with about 40 million tons of cargo, accounting for 40% of total cargo traffic in Hai Phong seaports.
Together with the dynamism, creativity, determination of company employees, the unanimity in direction of Board of Directors and Executive Board, cooperation of organizations and units, support and facilitation of all level leaders, and the confidence, trust of customers and partners play the irreplaceable role in raising the strength for Port of Hai Phong to transform challenges into opportunities, and accomplish all goals and missions.
On this occasion, I would like to send the deepest gratitude to all customers, partners, and state management agencies for your trust in Port of Hai Phong and favourable opportunities during the past years. We hope that together with global economic recovery, supply chain disruption will soon be resolved, shipping industry and maritime sector will have access to more development opportunities in the upcoming years. When it comes to opportunities in technology and economic integration era, Port of Hai Phong pledges to remain as the top choice of shipping lines and customers, and as the reliable and closed companion with thousands of domestic and foreign business partners.
Once again, I wish you and your family have a happy and successful new year. May each employee of Port of Hai Phong continue to promote their inner strength for new successes and sustainable, comprehensive development of Port of Hai Phong so that Port of Hai Phong deserves the role as the main seaport of the national seaport system.