CT: The letter of authorization for the transport sector can still be used
KUALA LUMPUR: Those in the logistics and transport sector can continue to use the travel approval letters issued under the SMILE (Sistem Maklumat Industri Logistik) system dated June 1, 2021 for inspections at roadblocks.
The Ministry of Transport (MOT) said this followed the implementation of the strengthened movement control order in several sub-districts and localities of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur between July 3 and July 16 as well as the announcement of the National Recovery Plan (PNR).
âHowever, the last letter with amendments taking into account the transition from the MCO phase to the NRP can be downloaded from the SMILE system via the site https://application.mot.gov.my. Industry players are encouraged to download the letter, âhe said in a statement.
The MOT said non-essential cargo loading and unloading activities would only be allowed in unimproved MCO areas (nationwide) based on the existing standard operating procedure.
For areas covered by enhanced MCO, it is limited to warehousing companies only because they provide a service network to ports and airports, which is clearly permitted in the SOP of enhanced MCO at Selangor.
For sectors other than warehousing, loading or unloading activities are limited to companies mentioned in the list of essential services of the reinforced CMO.
MOT said the warehousing sector is not subject to operational limitations of essential goods only as it provides storage and unloading services for finished goods at the port.
âThe activities of the warehousing sector do not involve any manufacturing activity.
“As such, the warehousing industry can continue to operate without restrictions on the types of essential and non-essential goods,” he said.
The ministry added that the essential services authorized for the transport and logistics sector included maritime, air and maritime transport; goods and public transport; as well as ports and airports.
Port and airport services such as off-dock / on-dock depots are also permitted; the elimination of cargoes in the free zone, the supply of ships and the supply of drinking water; courier / p-haling services (delivery of goods by private and commercial vehicles); and public transport terminal services. – Bernama