Amazing, Ping Tai Rong! “Ping Tai Rong Leng 2” became the first refrigerated carrier docked at Ameri
On 20th March, 2018, “Ping Tai Rong Leng 2”, an ultra low refrigerated tuna carrier, successfully docked at American Samoa Pago Pago port, after critical inspection of USCG, local immigration bureau and sanitary bureau, and then finished its unloading task, being the first national carrier traded in Samoa shore. American Samoa Pago Pago port is the strictest port under South Pacific island countries’ supervision. As we all know, once the USCG found any ship which was lack of relevant documents or procedures, this one can be interned and faced punishment. So most of mainland tuna catching vessels shrink back at the sight of such difficulty.Last march, when our group’s related personnel attended fishery cooperation training meeting organized by Cook fisheries department, Cook government expressed American Samoa government’s expectation, who hope China’s mainland catching vessels and carries can transfer and unload at Pago Pago Port. Facing such “Hospitable Invitation”, senior leaders from PTR took it very seriously and accepted this challenge firmly. They believed: although there is certain risk, with Group’s strength and international management experience, this difficulty can be overcome and meanwhile Group can take this opportunity to promote its tuna industry influence internationally. Under such strict management requirement, our group meticulously prepared to be ready. On one hand, Group gained local government support that the governor helped to coordinate in person. On the other hand, PTR set up special working team to arrange this affair comprehensively. During the process of inspection, port section was very satisfied with Ping Tai Rong Leng 2’s sanitary facilities condition and its discipline towards port regulations, especially observers from USCG and IATTC, who were very impressed by our carrier’s professional paramedic and treatment room, highly praised its medical assistance capacity. After 8 days of intensive unloading work at dock, “Ping Tai Rong Leng 2” left American Samoa Pago Pago port on 29th March and returned to Zhoushan, which showed a great international image of Chinese pelagic fishery enterprises. What’s more, it marks that Ping Tai Rong Group has been made another great step forward in globalized management and contractual capacity.