New Regulations for Handling IMDG Containers at Cat Lai Port from July 1, 2024

In line with the policy of relocating the handling of IMDG (International Maritime Dangerous Goods) containers out of Cat Lai Port (TCCL) to ensure safety and fire prevention for the port and the surrounding areas, TCSG will implement new regulations for IMDG container handling at TCCL starting from July 1, 2024.

Regulations for IMDG Container Handling for Import and Export at TCCL Starting July 1, 2024

For IMDG containers arriving at TCCL, the port will only serve as a discharge port. Once the IMDG containers are unloaded onto the yard, they will need to be transported to the destination port for delivery. For export, TCCL will only accept IMDG export containers within 24 hours before the scheduled vessel arrival time as registered by the shipping line.

At the seminar titled “Guidelines on IMDG Container Handling Regulations for Import and Export at Tan Cang – Cat Lai Port According to Notice No. 1774/TB-TCg” held on June 25, 2024, Mr. Truong Tan Loc, Marketing Director of TCT TCSG, who chaired the seminar, affirmed: “The ‘Safety First’ principle is a fundamental motto in the maritime and logistics industry, and investing in a dedicated hazardous goods storage area for IMDG is a key part of our efforts to ensure safety in port operations.

This is also in line with the government’s, state agencies’, and Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee’s policies for planning seaport clusters nationwide, particularly in Ho Chi Minh City, to develop green and safe economic zones. TCT TCSG has been developing a roadmap for the planning and modernization of Cat Lai Port over the years, and relocating the IMDG cargo area out of Cat Lai Port is an integral part of this plan for building a green and safe port.”

Tan Cang Hiep Phuoc and ICD Tan Cang Nhon Trach – New Destinations for IMDG Cargo

Tan Cang Hiep Phuoc Port (TCHP) - Cat Lai Terminal D is positioned as the best "extended arm" for Cat Lai Port (TCCL) and the Cai Mep Port cluster (Ba Ria – Vung Tau). Covering an area of 17 hectares, TCHP - Cat Lai Terminal D operates two container berths and four barge berths, with a main quay length of 420 meters located on Soai Rap River, capable of handling vessels with a capacity of up to 50,000 DWT.

The hazardous cargo storage area at TCHP - Cat Lai Terminal D can accommodate 700-1,000 TEUs at one time and can be expanded as needed. It is equipped with four forklifts and one empty container handler. Additionally, TCHP - Cat Lai Terminal D features a modern fire protection system including automatic smoke and fire alarms, mobile fire extinguishers, an automatic sprinkler system, and a 24/7 security camera surveillance system to ensure the safety of the cargo.

TCSG is committed to offering free storage; no limits on the time for early drop-off; free transportation between TCCL and TCHP for IMDG containers for import and export; and commitments to timely transportation between Terminals A/B/C/D.

ICD Tan Cang Nhon Trach (ICD TCNT) is a crucial link connecting import and export goods not only in Nhon Trach but also throughout the Dong Nai region to key ports such as Cat Lai, Phu Huu, and Cai Mep.

ICD TCNT has invested in infrastructure with a total area of 27.5 hectares, a yard capacity of 10,500 TEUs, a design throughput of 320,000 TEUs per year, a 320-meter quay with four barge berths capable of accommodating 3,000 - 5,000 DWT vessels, and a 6.2-hectare warehouse designed to meet regional cargo needs. The IMDG cargo area at ICD TCNT spans 3 hectares and features a new, fully integrated fire protection and chemical spill response system with modern equipment including a 3,000-liter foam station, 21 foam extinguishing units, a continuous fire barrier system, direct water supply from the Cai River through a pumping station, a closed-loop water supply network, and a 24/7 security camera system.

With superior capabilities, well-planned infrastructure, and comprehensive safety and fire protection measures for the IMDG cargo area, Cat Lai Terminal D - Tan Cang Hiep Phuoc and ICD Tan Cang Nhon Trach are set to become reliable and effective destinations for businesses in the transportation and handling of hazardous goods in the near future.

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