The Vietnam Maritime Administration (VMA) has advised three measures to enhance the congestion and pile-up at HCMC’s Cat Lai Terminal, which has needed to cease receiving cumbersome cargoes.
First, the HCMC Department of Vietnam Maritime Administration will coordinate with the Saigon New Port Company, the terminal’s operator, in having all receivers hurry up shifting their cargo out of the terminal, Hoang Hong Giang, deputy head of the VMA, mentioned.
Second, the company will re-arrange containers piled up within the terminal to make room for brand new arrivals, enhance container loading and unloading capability to the utmost, and transfer empty containers out.
Third, related events will search for methods to scale back the amount of cargo arriving on the terminal. The administration has requested cargo homeowners to briefly obtain cargoes at different ports in HCMC and the Mekong Delta.
“The Cat Lai Terminal continues to be receiving cargo usually, however speedy measures are wanted to keep away from additional overloads,” Giang mentioned.
The company mentioned Sunday it might stop receiving oversized and overweight cargo from August 5. If the variety of containers reaches full capability, the terminal must cease receiving cargo ships, it mentioned.
Over weeks of social distancing within the metropolis, the variety of vans coming to select up cargo on the terminal decreased sharply, resulting in a pileup. Many corporations have needed to droop or scale back operations amid the Covid-19 outbreaks, the company famous.