Converting the number of Vietnam’s seaport system
Save up to 90% on operating costs
As the unit managing the port system stretching across the country, Vietnam Maritime Corporation – Joint Stock Company (VIMC) has actively implemented digital conversionapplying technology to improve the operational efficiency of seaports, adapting to the recent fluctuations.
Among the ports managed by VIMC, Da Nang Port is a pioneer in applying technology in operation and exploitation. Specifically, right from the end of 2020, this unit has deployed electronic port software (ePort – electronic Port) and pioneered in digital transformation (deploying electronic delivery orders, electronic customs clearance, applying using e-invoices, electronic payments, non-cash payments, etc.), so that seaport operations are done completely online, without contacting customers.
Along with ePort, the application of robots in the loading and unloading activities helps many stages to be fully automated; improve productivity, increase work efficiency and reduce errors caused by manual operations. In addition, the automatic container code recognition system (recognition of container codes, the situation of importing/exporting ships in and out of the port and containers at the port gate…) also contributes to professional, error-free cargo management.
Nguyen Canh Tinh, General Director of VIMC, said that thanks to ePort software and automatic container gates, Da Nang Port saves up to 90% of operating costs. The time of loading and unloading and transporting goods is also reduced deeply. Previously, the capacity of customs clearance and unloading was only 38 moves/hour (an operation to bring the container from the ship to the transport vehicle or vice versa from the truck to the ship), now it has increased to over 50 moves/hour. The time of loading and unloading each container and taking it out of the port from over 30 minutes to only 5 minutes.
Mr. Nguyen Dinh Viet, Acting Director of the Vietnam Maritime Administration (Ministry of Transport), said that the digital transformation and successful application of technology to build a “smart seaport” model have created favorable conditions. for people and businesses in carrying out electronic customs clearance procedures easier, faster and cheaper. Also thanks to the acceleration of digital transformation at seaports, during the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic, the whole society had to be isolated, but the volume of goods through the seaport system still maintained a high growth rate. .
Bringing logistics to the world
According to Mr. Nguyen Canh Tinh, digital transformation is not only applied in the system of seaport enterprises but also in shipping enterprises, logistics enterprises….
The application of VSL (Vietnam Smarthub Logistics) technology to connect logistics components such as seaports, shipping lines, commercial enterprises and state agencies into a centralized electronic control center is also being widely applied. cobble. With VSL, the handling of domestic logistics activities (from monitoring goods circulation to transferring data flows between seaports) has become flexible and efficient, bringing domestic logistics activities closer to that of VSL. world standards.
Sharing the same opinion, Mr. Nguyen Dinh Viet added that in the coming time, the digital transformation in maritime activities will continue to be carried out in accordance with the roadmap and national digital transformation plan approved by the Government, the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Transport. Transport launched. Accordingly, the Vietnam Maritime Administration will accelerate the simplification of administrative procedures, improve the quality of online public service provision at levels 3 and 4 in order to better serve people and businesses through goods as well as carry out import and export transactions smoothly.
In addition, the Vietnam Maritime Administration also advises the Ministry of Transport to develop synchronously coordination and monitoring systems for maritime activities such as VTS, AIS systems, etc. to ensure safe and secure work. Maritime security, maritime search and rescue, and prevention of environmental pollution are becoming more and more complete, synchronous and effective.
(Posted in the Vietnam Post newspaper, issue of Xuan Quy Mao 2023)