Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has played a key role in strengthening trade links in perishables between Việt Nam and the UAE.
Over the last year, the carrier has facilitated a near fivefold increase in the volumes of exports of fruits, including rambutans and lychees, from Việt Nam to Dubai.
As a result of the collaborative efforts between Emirates SkyCargo and Việt Nam’s Trade Promotion Agency (Vietrade), the volume of perishable exports from Việt Nam to Dubai has increased considerably, touching a record of close to 110 tonnes in January 2017.
“Việt Nam has huge comparative advantages in agriculture. That is why we requested Emirates SkyCargo to facilitate exports of perishable products by air freight to capitalise on the country’s vast potential,” Phạm Bình Đàm, ambassador of Việt Nam to the UAE, said.
“We are happy to see the sharp increase in volume in the past year and will continue to work with Vietnamese producers and exporters for greater market penetration," Đàm added.
“Emirates SkyCargo started operations in Việt Nam in 2008 and has since then played an important role in the growing trade between Việt Nam and the UAE. By working closely with Vietrade and by building upon our expertise in shipping perishables, we developed air freight solutions that have helped increase the export of premium fruits and vegetables from Việt Nam to Dubai ,” Ravishankar Mirle, Emirates vice president, Cargo Commercial, Far East and Australasia, said.
“We will work with our customers and stakeholders to promote and develop new trade lanes for exports from Việt Nam to global markets,” he added.
Việt Nam is an important market for food exports, and in 2016, Việt Nam’s agro-forestry-fishery exports were valued at over US$32 billion.
Emirates SkyCargo offers exporters in Việt Nam a weekly capacity of over 580 tonnes through 18 flights, including four weekly freighter services. — VNS