On April 14, Director Nguyen Xuan Sang, Deputy Director Hoang Hong Giang participated in an online meeting on the adjustment of prices of marine pilot services to promptly remove difficulties for shipping businesses during the epidemic. Covid-19.


Leaders of Vietnam Maritime Administration and delegates attending the meeting

Attending the meeting, there were representatives of leaders from associations: Vietnamese maritime pilots, Vietnamese ship owners, local ship owners (Thai Binh, Nam Dinh, Thanh Hoa and An Lu - Hai Phong) and Hoa companies. marine navigation under the Northern Maritime Safety Assurance Corporation (Pilot II, Pilot III, Pilot IV, Pilot VI); The Southern Maritime Safety Assurance Corporation (Pilot I, Pilot V, Pilot VII, Pilot VIII, Pilot IX); TKV Marine Pilot Company Limited (under Vietnam Coal and Minerals Group); Vung Tau Shipping and Service Joint Stock Company; Tan Cang Pilot Company (under the Tan Cang Corporation).

Speaking at the meeting, Director Nguyen Xuan Sang said that, in the face of the complicated and unpredictable Covid-19 epidemic, the State management agency in charge of shipping continued to take the initiative and grasp thoroughly. God directed actions and drastically implemented measures to prevent and control the Covid-19 epidemic as set out in the documents of the Party, the Government, the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Health and the National Steering Committee for Covid epidemic prevention. -19.

“In recent years, besides the solutions implemented by the Government, ministries and branches, the Vietnam Maritime Administration has closely coordinated with relevant agencies and units to promptly propose, proposing solutions to remove difficulties for businesses and seafarers operating in the maritime sector ”- Director Nguyen Xuan Sang informed.

Overview of online meeting

In order to share difficulties and timely support for shipping businesses during the Covid-19 translation, at the meeting, on the basis of the proposal of the Vietnam Shipowners Association, the representatives of the Associations and The pilot business has discussed and agreed to apply a number of solutions to reduce costs and adjust the price of marine pilotage services for Vietnamese vessels operating domestically, which are heavily affected by the Covid epidemic. -19.

Accordingly, the pilot service price is reduced to a minimum for Vietnamese ships operating on domestic routes (including boats and VR-SB vehicles) in accordance with the provisions of Circular No. 54/2018 / TT-BGTVT November 14, 2018 of the Ministry of Transport on the promulgation of the tariff bracket for pilot services, services using bridges, berths, mooring buoys, container loading and unloading services and towing services at Vietnamese seaports (down 10 % of the current applicable price) for a period of 03 months from May 1, 2020. /.

Source: Website of Vietnam Maritime Administration.