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The Vietnam Maritime Administration proposes 4 solutions to support the export of agricultural products by sea

18/02/2022

In order to continue to have solutions to support difficulties for enterprises transporting agricultural products for export to China, the […]

In order to continue to have solutions to support difficulties for enterprises transporting agricultural products for export to China, the Vietnam Maritime Administration will coordinate with the Import-Export Department to deploy 4 main solutions.

According to Mr. Hoang Hong Giang, Deputy Director of the Vietnam Maritime Administration, in the face of the congestion of agricultural products from Vietnam to China, the Vietnam Maritime Administration held many meetings to discuss solutions to overcome difficulties. transporting goods by road to sea for businesses.
Currently, the transportation of agricultural products and fruits from Vietnam to China is carried out by two main modes: sea transport for the northern market of China (long distance) and road transport for the northern market of China. with the southern Chinese market (short route, near the land border of Vietnam).
However, it is still difficult to change the mode of transport of agricultural products from land to sea.
In order to promote the transformation of the mode of transport of agricultural products from land to sea, Mr. Hoang Hong Giang said that basically, it is necessary to adjust the export of goods to China through official channels to avoid risks of foreign trade. policy side.
Because sea freight is based on supply and demand, shipping lines cannot add or establish new routes in a short time to serve customers.
Also according to Deputy Director Hoang Hong Giang, in order to continue to have solutions to support difficulties for enterprises transporting agricultural products exported to China, the Vietnam Maritime Administration will coordinate with the Import and Export Department (Ministry of Industry and Trade). Thuong) implemented 4 main solutions.
In particular, the management agency will coordinate with the Vietnam Association of Logistics Service Enterprises to work with agricultural product import and export enterprises, and small and medium business owners to create a source of goods large enough to sign contracts. Long-term transportation directly with shipping lines.
At the same time, urgently work with shipping lines that have shipping routes to China to call for shipping lines to add seats and refrigerated containers to Vietnam to meet transportation needs in the immediate period; propagating and providing information for Vietnamese business owners to transfer the number of containers that are congested at the border to transport by sea.
“The Vietnam Maritime Administration also coordinates and works with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, associations, and some local shippers to accurately identify difficulties, offer the right solutions and successfully handle them. subject.
The process of moving agricultural products for export to China through seaports by sea requires the companionship of the General Department of Customs and relevant ministries and agencies to achieve the highest efficiency”, said Mr. Hoang Hong Giang. To share.
Previously, the Vietnam Maritime Administration worked with Hai An shipping company and encouraged the shipping line to open the route. Currently, the shipping line is actively studying and evaluating the feasibility and is expected to open the service from Cua Lo to the southern port of China in the second quarter of 2022.

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