Boxes piling up at Haiphong

Hanoi: Boxes are piling up at Vietnam’s top northern port, Haiphong, following the Ministry of Transport’s efforts to regulate truck-loading procedures, as of April 1.

Statistics released by the Haiphong Customs Department showed that some 8,000 containers were stuck at the northern port at the end of July compared with only 4,600 units at the end of last year.

A committee has been established to try and work out how to cut the box backlog. A shortage of available trucking capacity has been cited as one of the problems facing the port. [01/09/14]

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