With the message “Customers and Saigon Newport – Come & Share together”, during the Covid-19 pandemic, Saigon Newport Corporation (SNP) issued Announcement No. 2551/TB-TCg referring Policies applied at Tan Cang – Cat Lai Terminal, Tan Cang – Hiep Phuoc Terminal and solutions to ensure smooth operation at Tan Cang – Cat Lai Terminal and SNP’s premises, to protect the smooth supply chain and import-export activities..
In the complicated context of the Covid-19 pandemic, many enterprises have narrowed down production or encountered business closures due to the social distance and lockdown closure. This leads to a rapid surge in the volume of over-dwelt import containers at terminals, ICDs which has had negative impacts on vessel handling capability and import-export activities.
Therefore, to maintain smooth operation of Tan Cang – Cat Lai Terminal’s (TCCL) and other SNP premises, as well as to keep the supply chain of import and export goods unbroken, Vietnam Maritime Administration held meetings with port operators, shipping lines, and customers to discuss solutions to ensure operation at TCCL. Meanwhile, the General Department of Vietnam Customs issued Express Official Letter No. 3847/TCHQ-GSQL dated August 2nd, 2021, referring to customs procedures to facilitate transportation of goods during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Based on agreed solutions and the government’s official documents, with the message “Customers and Saigon Newport – Come & Share together”, SNP issued Announcement No. 2551/TB-TCg dated August 5th, 2021, which takes effect since August 7th, 2021, referring to Policies and solutions for customers as the following:
1. Solutions to speed up import containers delivery:
2. Solutions to increase capacity inside and outside Terminals:
3. Solutions to reduce possible over-dwelt import containers at ports:
4. Solutions to work with authorities to facilitate customers and boost online procedures
With directions and supports from authorities, especially Vietnam Maritime Administration, Ministry of Transport, General Department of Vietnam Customs, Import-Export Department of Ministry of Industry and Trade, relevant departments of Ho Chi Minh City and other southern provinces, the joint effort of Shipping Lines, Customers, our solutions have been effective. Import volume at TCCL is decreasing significantly. On August 3rd, there were nearly 108,800 teus at TCCL, which accounted for 87.7% of yard capacity. This was reduced to over 106,700 teus on August 4th, which accounted for 85.1% of yard capacity. This eased the tension at the yard, helped us increase vessel handling productivity, and ensured smooth delivery for those who still go to terminals to pick up containers for production.
As the pandemic gets more complicated, with the support from Authorities, the joint effort of Shipping Lines, Customers, SNP will continue to implement the above solutions to accomplish the Government's dual goals to ensure continuity of logistics activities in Ho Chi Minh City in particular, and the whole country in general. We look forward to receiving the continued cooperation and support from the Shipping Lines, Customers, and the authorities, as we fully understand that:
“Your difficulties are our difficulties
We come and share together to overcome"
We join closely to overcome this challenging time together and protect the smooth cargo flow until the normalization of the situation.
For more information, please contact:
PR Division: email@example.com
Customer Care Center 18001188 or Zalo Saigon Newport Corporation