Gemadept is always aware of the Company’s role and responsibility in the development of the logistics industry of the country
Logistics enterprises facing challenges of the pandemic...
The outbreaks of the COVID-19 pandemic with many complicated and prolonged developments are truly a difficult “test” for the Vietnamese economy as well as the business community’s ability to cope with the strong impacts on production activities and the business environment.
Logistics and port operators are not an exception when the supply chain of import and export is interrupted, cargo circulation and transport is suspended, especially during the time of social distancing when regulations on pandemic control among localities are still different, leading to more procedures and logistics costs; production is interrupted; Shortage of laborers; Workers’ health, morale and productivity are significantly affected; International trade suffers and declines; Sea freight rates increase sharply and there has been a serious shortage of containers. Over the past time, more than 60% of logistics service enterprises have had production shrinkage and a sharp decrease in revenue.
However, the business community and international organizations still believe and appreciate the development potential of Vietnam’s logistics market, when there is drastic direction and joint effort from the State, Government, agencies, organizations, local authorities and especially the support from Vietnamese business community to have many timely and flexible solutions, showing a strong resistance to the effects of the pandemic to maintain the domestic supply chain as well as cargo import and export.
Responsibilities of a leading enterprise in the logistics industry
As a leading logistics and port operator with sustainable development, Gemadept is always aware of the Company’s role and responsibility in the development of the logistics industry of the country, contributing to the recovery of Vietnam’s economy after COVID-19.
Therefore, Gemadept always actively and flexibly creates solutions to best serve customers during the pandemic such as developing a customer service center, developing smart software applications to create favorable conditions for customers in transactions, receiving cargo during the socialdistancing period, building solutions for transporting essential goods to the people in a timely manner, and at the same time continue to promote investment opportunities in construction seaport and logistics system, upgrading infrastructure and equipment, vessel fleet, gradually digitizing production and business activities, using green energy to offer effective logistics solutions, optimizing time and cost for customers, and at the same time elevating the logistics industry of Vietnam.
Significantly in 2021, Gemadept has put Gemalink Deep-sea Port into operation from January 2021. The port is the pride of Vietnamese people when it becomes one of the Top 19 commercial ports in the world that can receive the largest vessel size up to 200,000DWT. Besides, with the goal of building a modern green port, Gemalink’s generation of E-RTG cranes uses 100% of grid electricity (Full electric), is operated semi-automatically, and integrates flexible load control technology and cabin intelligent control with DGPS system combined with modern CATOS port management software. Thereby, all activities of monitoring, management, operation and coordination between the front and rear lines of the port are carried out smoothly, quickly and accurately to each container position on the yard, thereby optimizing the operation of the port, releasing vessels quickly, restricting congestion, ensuring requirements on labor safety and environmental protection. At the same time, the Company has invested in expanding berths, investing in more modern and safe cargo handling equipment for workers at existing ports such as Nam Dinh Vu Port, Binh Duong Port, upgrading warehouse system, etc... in order to increase the capacity and meet the demand of the market.
Gemadept has put Gemalink Deep-sea Port into operation from January 2021. The port is the pride of Vietnamese people when it becomes one of the Top 19 commercial ports in the world that can receive the largest vessel size up to 200,000DWT
At the same time, Gemadept has been pushing up investment in digital transformation, bringing technology into the logistics journey with applications such as Smart Port. This application is capable of optimally meeting the features of an Electronic Port, including: Online Order Registration, Online Payment, Electronic Documents, e-DO, e-Gate, Data Lookup online multi-port integration... Smart Port is one of the projects in Gemadept’s digital transformation strategy, in order to improve customer experience, save time and optimize costs.
Towards the future
Gemadept has set out key orientations in 2022 and beyond in the period of 2021 - 2025, achieving the vision of becoming a leading enterprise in port operation and logistics, continuing to be ready to take advantage of growth opportunities.
Simultaneously, Gemadept continues to research and deploy business solutions that adapt to the new business situation of the market, to apply digital, modern technology and develop solutions to promote its Port and Logistics ecosystem.
Gemadept operates a system of distribution centers and modern integrated logistics chains throughout Vietnam
Gemadept will continue to develop core businesses and implement key projects including Phase 2 of Nam Dinh Vu Port cluster in Hai Phong and Phase 2 of Gemalink deep-sea “superport” at Cai Mep, Ba Ria - Vung Tau province in order to double the cargo handling capacity of Gemadept, contributing to optimizing the 08 Port ecosystem and the Logistics network stretching from North to South.
Over the past three decades, Gemadept has always been consistent with the mission of “Contributing to promote economic flows, creating added values for the country, businesses and companions through iutstanding chain of services and solutions”. There are still many difficulties and challenges ahead. However, challenges always go hand in hand with opportunities, logistics is still an area that attracts strong attention and investment in Vietnam and is expected to significantly grow thanks to supporting industries, automobile manufacturing, electronic components and the State’s investment policy in key economic regions.
Besides, international trade agreements such as CPTPP, EVFTA, RCEP... will be important boost to the production and import-export activities of the whole country in general and the activities of Logistics enterprises such as Gemadept in particular. With projects that have been actively deployed and expanded, Gemadept is ready to move faster and deeper into the global value chain, worthy of its role as one of the leading enterprises in the national port - logistics industries.