Vietnam’s dry port receives first duty-paid MSC export cargo

Tan Cang Que Vo Inland Container Depot (TCQV ICD) in North Vietnam received the first export shipment on board MSC on July 5, cleared by customs at the inland terminal.

The 79 U&I Logistics export containers on board the MSC were cleared by customs directly at the ICD, TCQV ICD said in a statement.

MSC connects customers in Bac Ninh, Bac Giang, Thai Nguyen and the surrounding area and offers inland waterway services on the TCQV ICD where customers can deliver containers, purchase ocean freight and undergo customs clearance.

TCQV ICD is owned by Saigon Newport Corp and was launched in 2021. Located in the freight-rich hinterland of Bac Ninh Province, it is an ideal freight center for container consolidation and loading in North Vietnam, according to PSA International in a research report.

“Its location on the Duong River allows it to offer inland waterway services to and from the main river and deep-sea ports in Hai Phong, providing an environmentally friendly and cost-effective means of transportation,” the report said.

This solution is convenient for customers as they can receive or deliver containers at nearby factories while contributing to the development of an eco-friendly and sustainable supply chain by reducing emissions by shipping containers to ports.

Besides MSC, TCQV ICD is also used by other shipping companies such as Maersk, Cosco, ONE, SITC, Wanhai, HMM, Dongjin and SM Line.

The depot offers services such as loading and unloading, cargo inspection and short-distance transport, and accepts containers for inland shipping. It has an annual capacity of 700,000 TEU and can dock three 128 TEU barges at any time.

Saigon Newport said that TCQV ICD is expected to become an important delivery/reception point of the region in the future, an important link on the waterway connecting Hai Phong and Bac Ninh areas, and help reduce the transportation time between factories and ports shorten.

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