- News in Vietnam
- 27 September 2021
Proposal to reduce fees for storing containers and warehouses at seaports
The Ministry of Industry and Trade proposed that the services of logistics associations, sea transport operators reduce the fees for storing containers, storage – yards for goods at seaports, and logistics centers for businesses that are forced to cut production costs because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ministry of Industry and Trade sent this proposal to the Vietnam Seaport Associations, logistics, seaport management, and operation units and seaport transport enterprises on August 10.
According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, applying social distancing under Directive 16 in 19 southern provinces and cities has caused some businesses to temporarily reduce production scale, leading to congestion of imported containers and time storage time, warehousing increases, and increases the cost of the company. Therefore, reducing the cost of storing containers, storing goods at seaports and logistics centers will help businesses reduce the cost burden.
Therefore, it is indispensable to reduce the cost of storing containers, warehouses, and yards for goods at seaports and logistics centers for businesses.
At the same time, consider creating favorable conditions for import and export enterprises in the coming time by improving the capacity of releasing goods from ports, coordinating between parties to regulate the number of goods imported between ports.
Previously, many industry associations have also reflected that the shortage of empty containers, the high cost of logistics, and international shipping (5-10 times) that occurred from 2020 have not returned to normal.
On the other hand, the high cost of fuel and imported raw materials have greatly affected production, causing many difficulties for exporters in recent years.
At the same time, the congestion of seaports, such as Cat Lai recently, causes businesses to add storage and yard costs at the port. Mr. Bui Van Quy, Deputy General Director of Saigon Newport, said on August 10, the amount of cargo at the port has decreased, and air cargo ships have to wait.
Saigon Newport also announced the exemption and reduction of a series of service fees for import-export businesses when carrying out procedures to receive goods or free shipping, lifting costs at both ends if transferring goods to Long Binh, Nhon Trach, and Song ICDs. God and Hiep Phuoc port. Enterprises receiving containers from ships docked at Hiep Phuoc port are free to deliver the whole container, storage fees. If businesses directly pick up containers at Cai Mep Thi Vai port, they will reduce 50% of container lifting and lowering costs.