An issue of the out-of-date container in the Vietnamese port: Solutions and environmental impacts
- Author Nguyen Danh Chan
- Co-Author Thanh Hai Truong, Tran Cong Tri
- Country : Vietnam
- Subject : Transport
According to the Vietnam Maritime Administration, currently the number of containers declared as scrap being stored at seaports is 13,737 containers, down 7,217 containers compared to the end of 2018. Of which, 5,150 containers are kept at the port for less than 30 days, 3 containers kept from 30 days to 90 days. The number of containers left over 90 days is still 8,584 units. The number of containers left over 90 days after the above date has been widely announced, but so far, no import unit has come to receive them yet. Previously, a number of urgent measures to strengthen the management of the import and use of imported scrap as raw production materials. Recently, Vietnam Maritime Administration has sent in writing to shipping lines to report on the owners of the consignments of scrap cargo in stock at ports; inventory and classify outstanding goods containers, clarify the reasons for taking remedial measures. At the same time, it is required that the port business enterprise resolutely not allow cargoes to be unloaded into Vietnam's seaport when the ship owner or the owner of the air cargo must present a certificate of eligibility for environmental protection, import quotas and not yet deposit imported discarded materials as prescribed.
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