According to the Vietnam Maritime Administration, in the coming time, this agency will continue to strengthen the control of road vehicle loads at seaports.
According to the Vietnam Maritime Administration, in the coming time, this agency will continue to strengthen the control of road vehicle loads at seaports. At the same time, conduct unscheduled inspection of ports and wharves showing signs of violations of regulations on loading goods on cars and impose administrative sanctions according to their competence when detecting violations.
Along with that, organize propaganda and guide the legal provisions on control of road vehicle loads with ports and wharves under their management, requiring port and wharve enterprises to comply well and fully committed content.
Previously, regarding the inspection and control of vehicle loads at seaports, the Vietnam Maritime Administration proposed to increase the application of information technology applications to improve the efficiency of load control.
At the same time, leaders of the Vietnam Register also proposed to strengthen equipment, organize seminars, professional training, and have a funding support regime for forces doing load inspection and control at maritime ports.
The leader of the Vietnam Maritime Administration said that he had just reported on the results of the implementation of load control at seaports in February 2023.
Accordingly, the Vietnam Maritime Administration said that, along with strengthening the control of road vehicle loads, the maritime port authorities have carried out inspections, inspection and control of vehicle loads at seaports.
The maritime port authorities have presided over the implementation of 135 inspections, controlling the load of road vehicles at seaports, and coordinated with the Traffic Inspector to carry out 5 load control tests. As a result, in February, no cargo vehicles exceeding the permissible tonnage were detected in traffic.
According to many transport enterprises, the control of vehicle loads at seaports is highly required. By fact, the cargo load is related to maritime safety and port operation. According to regulations, customers are also responsible for the volume of goods, so they often have to declare correctly.
However, the ports also set up weighing stations at the entrance to control the passing cargo vehicles. From there, control the actual tonnage of goods, compare with the declaration and documents of the goods owner, control oversized and overloaded goods.
The leader of an enterprise operating in freight transport in Hai Phong shared that the control of vehicle loads at the seaport is quite strict with both imports and exports. For example, at Nam Dinh Vu port, 2 weighing stations are currently arranged and coordinated with functional forces to periodically check, as well as coordinate with shipping lines to control cargo loads.
According to this leader, the current export and import goods owners must have a VGM (a confirmation of the total volume of an international shipping container). The port will check the VGM, as well as confirm the fact by weighing. For export goods, when entering the port, the customer must declare the load according to the declaration form, then the port will update with the shipping line.