TOPLINE In the face of complicated developments of the Covid-19 epidemic, on the afternoon of July 31, Saigon Newport Corporation announced that it would stop receiving imported goods from businesses that had stopped production at Tan Cang Cat Lai port.
- Cat Lai Port made a decision to stop receiving imported goods from businesses and customers who are stopping production in order to encourage ships entering the port to receive only export goods.
- Saigon Newport Corporation also requires shipping lines to send the estimated volume of imported containers and empty containers so that the port can actively arrange yards.
After 3 weeks of implementing the distance according to directive 16, the volume of container delivery/receipt decreased, causing the inventory at Cat Lai port to reach the maximum level, but human resources are short of half, which leads to the risk of port disruption.
The afternoon of July 31 witnessed the announcement from Saigon Newport Corporation that Tan Cang Cat Lai Port (Thu Duc city, Ho Chi Minh City) would refuse to receive imported goods from businesses that have stopped production.
Cat Lai Port made a decision to stop receiving imported goods from businesses and customers in order to encourage ships entering the port to receive only exports. Specifically, items that occupy a large capacity such as overweight, oversized, overloaded goods, etc., are subject to temporary suspension from August 5; Meanwhile, refrigerated goods transshipped into containers will be temporarily suspended until the end of August 16.
The above decision was made due to a report by The SGGP News, which states that the number of containers in the port has reached 100% of capacity in the past 3 weeks while the staff are halved. As a result, the operation at the port was in danger of being interrupted.
Saigon Newport Corporation also recommends shipping lines to actively persuade their customers to adjust the destination – the place that receives goods directly to TCIT ports (Tan Cang – Cai Mep, Ba Ria – Vung Tau), TCIT (Tan Cang). – Cai Mep Thi Vai, Ba Ria – Vung Tau) and Tan Cang Hiep Phuoc Port (HCMC). The port will also support shipping lines and customers to work with customs administrations to carry out procedures and quickly edit cargo declarations.
Besides, Saigon Newport Corporation also requires shipping lines to send the estimated volume of imported containers and empty containers on ships belonging to the corporation’s system in the next 2 weeks for proactive preparations. The leaders of Tan Cang Cat Lai Port can apply the level of imported products for each service that is lifted to the yard in accordance with specific situations. In case of the maximum number of containers, the Tan Cang Cat Lai Port will have to stop shelter ships.
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