Long Bien ICD is operating on the date EVFTA officially takes effect

Long Bien – Hanoi dry port with a total area of ​​120,000 m2 was put into operation at the right time when the EVFTA officially took effect. On July 31, Long Bien ICD with a total area of ​​120,000 m2, with an exploitation capacity of 135,000 TEUs, was scientifically planned and equipped with a system of modern machinery and equipment, operating 24/7, officially put into operation. Working right at the time of the EVFTA free trade agreement takes effect, Long Bien ICD promises to be an extension of the seaport system, airport and land border gate from north to south.

Because of its favorable geographical location, only 100 km from Hai Phong port, 122 km from Lach Huyen port, 26km from Noi Bai international airport, 126km from China border. The port is located at the gateway of key industrial zones in the North, with convenient transportation and easy connection with the provinces of Hung Yen, Hai Duong, Hai Phong, Bac Ninh, Quang Ninh, Thai Nguyen and many northern provinces.

When the EVFTA comes into effect, import and export goods will be reduced in tax rates, import and 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 dry port with the above advantages will meet the needs of businesses in importing and exporting goods.

Cảng cạn Long Biên với các lợi thế nêu trên sẽ đáp ứng tốt các nhu cầu cho doanh nghiệp trong việc xuất nhập khẩu hàng hóa

Mr. Nguyen Nhat – Deputy Minister of Transport – said that, although Covid-19 is causing difficulties for the world, but the transport of import and export containers through dry ports is quite active in Vietnam. “However, currently Vietnam’s logistics costs are very high, accounting for about 20-22% of total costs. While the developed countries in the region are only 9-12% ”- Mr. Nhat said and explained the reason is because the connection between the transport lines in Vietnam is better but not synchronized; Links between seaports, airports and railways are still limited. Therefore, the introduction of Long Bien dry port will contribute to reduce logistics costs.

Sharing the advantages of an inland port, Mr. Yasukazu Hatsushiba – representing Japanese enterprises – worked with Long Bien ICD, said that Vietnam is an attractive market and has many leading enterprises. investment. Therefore, import and export have great development potential.

According to Mr. Yasukazu Hatsushiba, dry ports will be an inevitable trend of development, contributing to reducing congestion at seaports, airports increase customs clearance through packaging, warehousing, and customs clearance services. … “In addition, for areas far from seaports, the cost of transporting directly to the port is more expensive than transshipment costs at an inland port. So in terms of transport, the dry port is also a transshipment point for combining two-way shipping. Therefore, the dry port is an indispensable part of the multimodal transport chain “- Mr. Yasukazu Hatsushiba said.

Up to now, Vietnam has 9 dry ports and 16 cargo clearance points (functions as dry ports). In which, the North has 8 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, ICD Tan Cang Ha Nam and ICD Long Bien. The southern region has 1 ICD and 9 inland clearance points. Central region does not have any ICD.