Vietnam – Sand Exports

20 March 2017

Members should note that the Correspondent in Ho Chi Minh City, Spica Services, advises that sand from Vietnamese waters is reportedly being dredged illegally to the detriment of the local environment and residents. Consequently Members loading sand from Vietnamese waters (and charterers considering entering such contracts) should note the Correspondent’s advice. In particular, to ensure that the appropriate export licence has been issued by the Vietnamese Authorities in respect of sand cargoes to be loaded and that it is provided to the shipowners for checking in advance of loading, in order to avoid potential delays to the vessel.

To access a copy of the correspondent’s notice, click here.