National holidays

New Year's Day
1 day
The 01st of Jannuary
Tet (Lunar New Year)
4 days
The last day of the old year and the first three days of the new year by lunar calendar
Kings Hung's Anniversary
1 day
The 10th of March by lunar calendar
Victory Day
1 day
The 30th of April
International Workers’ Day
1 day
The 01st of May
National Day
1 day
The 02nd of September

If the above dates fall into the week-end, additional day-off is counted.

MTL working hours
Local time = GMT + 7

Monday – Friday Working
Head Office 08.00 – 12.00 & 13.00 – 17.00
Branch Office 08.00 – 12.00 & 13.00 – 17.00
Saturday morning On duty
Saturday afternoon & Sunday No work

Customs working hours
Normally effective time for clearance formalities:
Monday – Friday : 08.00 – 11.00 & 13.30 – 16.30
Saturday & Sunday : No work
Customs officers on-duty during week-end and holidays available up to pre-arrangement and depending on a certain kind of goods or place of inspection.

Restricted time for truck and container trailer travelling in the inner city
Ho Chi Minh City

Time restriction
Truck under 2.5 tonnes
06.00 – 08.30 & 16.00 – 21.00
Truck over 2.5 tonnes & 20’ trailer
06.00 – 21.00
40’ trailer
06.00 – 21.00
  No restriction for roads link to port

Ha Noi

Time restriction
Truck up to 1.25 tonnes 06.30 – 08.30 & 16.30 – 20.00
Truck above 1.25 to 2.50 tonnes 06.00 – 20.00
Truck above 2.50 to 10.00 tonnes
06.00 – 21.00
Truck above 10.00 tonnes &
oversize, overweight cargo
24/24 hours (licence for from 21:00 to 06:00)

Hai Phong


Time restrition
Truck above 1 tonne & trailer
06.00 – 22.00


Any travelling during the restriction time must be submitted for special permission from the authorities in advance.

Limitation on weight and dimension for road and bridge pass
Cargoes with length, width or weight exceeded the limitation for travelling on road or bridge should be submitted for special permission from the authorities in advance. Maximum for length, width and weight is applicable.

Width limit for road pass
3.6 metres

Height limit for road pass
4.2 metres from road surface. For the safety purpose not to hit electric cables hanging over the streets. MTL service available, by barge or lowbed trailer, for overheight pieces.

Weight limit for bridge pass
25 metric tonnes. Overweight cargo handling is available; maximum 60 MT per piece.

Height limit for bridge pass
4.2 metres from bridge surface to overhead stopbar

Insurance for in-land trucking:
Rate: 0.15% invoiced value
Risk covering: total loss/fire/bridge collapse/truck overturn/collision

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