With the pandemic worsening unprecedentedly, many enterprises halt production or encounter business closures following lockdown measures, leading to a rapid surge in volume of over-dwelled import containers at Tan Cang – Cat Lai Terminal (TCCL) and Tan Cang – Hiep Phuoc Port (TCHP).
s a result of the outbreak, this situation has negative impacts on the port’s vessel handling capability. In an effort to ease off the high yard density, keep port operations untroubled and supply chain undisrupted, SNP announced the following policies applicable in this critical period:
- TCCL will continue the suspension of the movement of import laden containers from ports in Cai Mep area to TCCL as final destination for customer pick-up, except for shipments committed to be picked up by customers within two days since discharged to TCCL yard and affirmed to Operations Centre.
- TCCL will halt import laden cargo with high yard occupancy – including super-sized and over-sized cargo. In special cases, upon request from shipping lines/customers, SNP “may consider” on a case-by-case basis.
- Temporary halt on transshipped laden reefer containers to be unstuffed and changed container at yard.
- Waive 100% change-of-purpose charge upon empty container release to customers.
New measures have also been introduced at TCHP :
- Container drop-off at TCHP for loading on board vessels will be within a 7-day period prior to Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA).
- Temporary halt to moving import laden containers from TCHP to TCCL as final destination for customer pick-up, except for shipments committed to be picked by customers within three days since discharged to TCCL yard and affirmed by the Operations Center.
- To support customers in direct delivery of containers discharged from vessels, SNP will waive its lift-on charge, storage charge, waive 24 hours of reefer monitoring charge and assist submitting manifest file of final destination after consignees complete customs formalities.