THE Muara Port Company Sdn Bhd (MPC) yesterday unveiled its new service – the unstuffing activities of a Full Container Load (FCL) import container containing cargo for one consignee (one importer).
The new service is intended to improve the operation efficiency of the Muara Container Terminal (MCT) in line with the government’s Ease of Doing Business objectives and developing Muara Port as a gate way in the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA).
The service can now be executed at the Inland Container Depot (ICD), a dedicated facility owned by the Ports Department under the Ministry of Communications which is located about 1km away from the MCT gate.
Containers being unstuffed at the Inland Container Depot (ICD)
This gives the consignees or the importers via respective forwarding agents options whether to have their containers delivered to their premises or to be unstuffed at the ICD.Ultimately, the idea is to have all containers to be delivered out from the port as quickly as possible thus reducing dwell times of these containers at MCT.
Further improvements have been made and the recent incorporating of Port Clearance Module in the BDNSW will enable shipping agents to apply for Port Clearanc e Certificate from BDNSW.
This new enhancement is one of the initiatives to further expedite processes on vessel arrival and departure and also to provide a convenient service to the agent by eliminating physical documents to be submitted to four government agencies, namely Ports, Marine, Royal Customs and Excise and the Ministry of Health.
With BDNSW providing international open communication standards, the trading community in Brunei Darussalam will be able to exchange data in a secure and reliable manner with any other trading partners not just within Asean but also non- Asean trading partners that use the same standards. It also ensures a simpler and faster processing time, a more transparent way of doing business and enhance productivity, efficiency and competitiveness.
A truck passes through an x-ray machine
Ministry of Finance