Cat Lai seaport in danger of cargo congestion ahead of Tet Holiday

Goods volume increase and scrap container stagnancy have posed a threat of cargo congestion at Cat Lai seaport in HCMC ahead of Tet Holiday.
HCMC Customs Department on January reported that the volume of goods through the port has been much higher than normal.
Meantime, containers of scrap subject to import ban list are still being handled. Transport of these containers out from the port has been difficult because it will affect commodity circulation there.
Previously, the HCMC Customs Agency planned to examine 2,500 scrap containers stagnant at Cat Lai and Hiep Phuoc seaports.
So far, the agency has inspected 400 out of the 2,500 containers. Aside from that, about 110 containers of import goods are under special surveillance by authorized agencies and unable to pass customs clearance.
According to Saigon Newport Corporation, nearly 3,000 containers of goods have been left unown at Cat Lai seaport. Few hundreds of these have been opened for check according to regulation. The remaining ones have still been at the port, causing cargo congestion and limiting businesses’ ability of receiving goods.

By Thi Hong – Translated by Ngoc Thanh

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