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Vietnam to pilot open system around Cai Mep port

From mid-2022, an open system will be pilot tested on the terminals in Vietnam’s Cai Mep port, in a scheme to reduce logistics costs when moving containers across the port.

Vietnam’s central government agreed to the pilot test after a proposal submitted by the Ba Ria-Vung Tau provincial government.

Vehicles hired by operators of the terminals need to be allowed by the Ministry of Transport to access Highway 965 from the SP-PSA terminal to Gemalink International Port and vice versa. Customs clearance for containers transported to the terminals will also be expedited.

The eight terminals in Cai Mep include SP-PSA, Tan Cang-Cai Mep International Terminal, Tan Cang-Cai Mep Container Terminal, Cai Mep International Terminal, SP-SSA International Terminal and Gemalink International Port.

The terminals are scattered and many of them are limited in length of the pier (an average of 600m of docks/ port) while the size of ships calling at Cai Mep is increasing. This means that only one ship can be received by each terminal at any one time.

Martina Li
Asia Correspondent

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