The Vietnam – EU Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) will take effect from August 1, 2020. This new opportunity also requires Vietnam to improve its infrastructure and reduce logistics costs.
However, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung also assessed that over the past time, seaports have been developed but scattered, lack of synchronization, lack of inland ports (ICD), lack of logistics centers limit the logistics force of Vietnam, affecting the cost and competitiveness of goods.
Facing this situation, the Ministry of Transport announced the opening of an inland port (ICD) Long Bien, the 7th dry port in the northern region. The Ministry of Finance signed Decision No. 769 / QD-BTC recognizing Long Bien ICD as the place for customs procedures at the inland ports of import and export of goods. Imported goods will be transported directly to Long Bien ICD and open declarations to help businesses save time, optimize costs, reduce contact points and congestion at seaports.
Long Bien dry port (invested by Hateco Logistics Joint Stock Company) will come into operation at the time EVFTA takes effect on August 1, 2020. Accordingly, import and export tax rates will be reduced, import-export turnover and trade balance will increase. Business demand for the implementation of import and export procedures for goods, as well as Logistics services will also increase. Long Bien ICD will meet the needs of businesses in importing and exporting goods.
Hateco Logistics is committed to meeting all the needs of businesses: customs clearance, domestic and international freight forwarding, destination port delivery, container storage and distribution, container storage and preservation. refrigeration, packing and consolidation of import and export goods at yards, transshipment of whole container goods, bulk cargoes, individual cargo and other supporting services such as loading and unloading, storage, distribution, division, selection and packing and complete the order …
This dry port has a total area of 120,000m2, operating capacity of 135,000 TEUs, operating 24/7. The port was established under Decision No. 711 / QD-BGTVT dated April 20, 2020 of the Ministry of Transport, located at No. 1 Huynh Tan Phat, Sai Dong B Industrial Park, Long Bien, Hanoi.
Long Bien ICD is an extension arm with the system of seaports, airports and land border gates from north to south, 100 km from Hai Phong port, 122 km from Lach Huyen port, 26km from Noi Bai international airport. 126km Chinese border, is the gateway to key industrial zones in the North, convenient traffic, easy to connect with the provinces of Hung Yen, Hai Duong, Hai Phong, Bac Ninh, Quang Ninh, Thai Nguyen and many northern provinces.
Up to the present time, Vietnam has 8 dry ports and 16 cargo clearance points (functions as dry ports). In which, the North has 7 ICDs, 7 inland clearance points, including: ICD Phuc Loc – Ninh Binh; ICD Km3 + 4 Mong Cai, Quang Ninh; ICD Hai Linh, Phu Tho; ICD Tan Cang Hai Phong; ICD Dinh Vu – Quang Binh, Hai Phong; ICD Hoang Thanh, Hanoi and ICD Long Bien. The southern region has 1 ICD and 9 inland clearance points. Central region does not have any ICD.