Date of Award

2016

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Science in Maritime Affairs

Specialization

Shipping Management & Logistics

Campus

Malmö, Sweden

Country

Vietnam

First Advisor

Shuo Ma

Abstract

In this dissertation, the author would like to identify the role of logistics in Vietnamese economy and its importance to the overall development strategy of Vietnam. In addition, this dissertation also explores strong and weak points of logistics systems and suggests measurements to mitigate harmful impacts. The goal is to attract more investment and improve the competitiveness comparing with neighboring South East Asia countries. The cost-benefit of highway investment will also be analyzed to assess the effectiveness of the project. Two additional case studies are provided in the last chapter as examples of port development in other Asia countries.

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