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Haiphong-Bac Ninh waterway container transport route proposed

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Vietnam Inland Waterways Administration has proposed a model waterway container transport route in northern Vietnam from Haiphong seaport to ICD Tan Cang Que Vo in Bac Ninh Province, a regional logistics center.

The waterway container transport route, which has a total length of 115km, would be as follows: Lach Huyen port – Cai Trap canal – Cam river – Han river – Kinh Thay river – Thai Binh river – Duong river – ICD Que Vo.

This route was proposed based on the high demand for container transport from Haiphong to Bac Ninh and other neighboring provinces.

In 2021, the total imports of the country’s north reached over 4 million TEUs, an increase of 12% over the year 2020, among which the region of Bac Ninh – Bac Giang – Thai Nguyen amounted to 40%.

This is a potential market for logistics development, in which the transport route from Haiphong port to Bac Ninh and other neighboring provinces is the arterial one.

Besides, ICD Que Vo in Bac Ninh Province, which has been oriented to become a big logistics center in the north, shall act as a destination port and customs clearance point for the import and export of goods of Bac Ninh and other neighboring provinces.

The customs clearance container volume is expected to achieve a high growth rate in the coming year, with 37,000 containers of all types in 2022, equivalent to 52,000 TEUs and 500,000 containers in 2027, equivalent to 700,000 TEUs.

The objective of the Haiphong – Bac Ninh model waterway container transport route in 2023 is to complete the implementation of institutional solutions and administrative reform on the model route. This is in addition to shortening the transport time on the route by 5% and reduce the shipping cost for each container by around 5%.

In 2027, missions and plans of the model route will be accomplished, including infrastructure solutions and the service market. The transport time on the route will be shortened by 10%, helping reduce at least 10% for each container.

The model inland waterway route will facilitate the operation and exploitation of the means of transport. At the same time, it will simplify administrative procedures, reducing transport costs and time.

With the transport cost making up only 1/3 of the road transport cost, the model waterway container transport route will be the foundation for establishing many other main waterway routes nationwide, according to a representative of the Vietnam Inland Waterways Administration.

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