According to the Vietnam Logistics Association (VLA) and some companies in this field, the high cost is a barrier to competitiveness of logistics services companies limited.
According to Nguyen Tuong's analysis, logistics companies are performing services on behalf of import-export enterprises to declare customs, do all the procedures to transfer goods up and down the ship. As a result, Hai Phong's fees for seaport port infrastructure at a high level since January 2017 has increased the cost and time of logistics services. "The transport service companies, for about 4,500 containers 40 feet per month, will lose 2.25 billion in costs, which can not be obtained by importers immediately, but must wait months or quarterly. The high capital, the bank profits make logistics companies meet a lot of difficulties, "- Mr. Nguyen Tuong shares.
In addition to costs of port infrastructure, businesses also have to bear other costs such as tolls through the BOT. According to the statistics of the Haiphong Road Freight Association, the truckers hauling from Haiphong to Ha Noi and vice versa paid 900,000 VND / VND 760,000). Through accounting, the cost of roads and roads accounted for 30% of transportation costs. "The cost is so high, enterprises can not stand," - said Nguyen Tuong.
To overcome difficulties with cost barriers, Nguyen Tuong said that Hai Phong must have solutions to remove or minimize the cost of port infrastructure in order to have the lowest impact on logistics enterprises. Bridge costs also need to reduce the solution to support logistics enterprises and import-export enterprises to increase competitiveness.
Recently, the government has asked the authorities to consider the VLA's proposal on infrastructure costs but so far, the VLA has not received the answer. We would like to have the official answer of the authorities and find solutions to solve difficulties for businesses, "said Nguyen Tuong.
In addition, actively reduce the number of specialized inspection procedures, avoid the case too many ministries, the same management of a problem, causing enterprises expensive time and costs. Mr. Nguyen Tuong affirmed that the solutions of reform as one-stop shop of the General Department of Customs, C / O through the Internet of the Ministry of Industry and Trade ... need to be multiplied because it will help businesses save costs, competitiveness.
Mr. Phan Thong added: "Logistics services want to develop the need for coordination between the ministries and branches to manage the chain, centralized and synchronized, otherwise it will interfere with services.
According to the VLA, the country has more than 3,000 enterprises providing logistics services, of which, 1,300 enterprises are active; 89% of enterprises with 100% domestic capital; The rest are foreign-invested enterprises.