08.10.2020, 16:42

Emirates SkyCargo marks 15 years of connecting exports from Viet Nam to the world

Emirates SkyCargo marks 15 years of connecting exports from Viet Nam to the world


Emirates SkyCargo has facilitated trade between Viet Nam and the rest of the world through its cargo flights to the country over the past 15 years. — Photo courtesy of Emirates

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has facilitated trade between Viet Nam and the rest of the world through its cargo flights to the country.


Over the last 15 years, the air cargo carrier has gradually scaled up its operations from its modest beginnings as an offline carrier to its current position with multiple daily cargo flights from Ha Noi and HCM City.


The air cargo carrier has helped Vietnamese exporters of commodities such as fruits and vegetables identify and reach out to new export markets and customers around the world through its global destination network spanning six continents. With the growth of the manufacturing industry in the country over the past decade, Emirates SkyCargo has also played an important role in the rapid uplift and global distribution of high-tech consumer items, fashion and sportswear manufactured in the country. More recently, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Emirates SkyCargo has been helping transport medical supplies manufactured in Viet Nam.


“For more than a decade and a half, Emirates SkyCargo has continued to be a strong and reliable partner for Vietnamese exporters, helping fly commodities more rapidly not only to existing customer bases around the world, but also assisting in introducing local products to new markets such as bringing the best of Vietnamese fruits to the Middle East,” said Luc Vi Chi, Emirates Cargo Manager for Viet Nam and Cambodia.


“During the current pandemic, Emirates SkyCargo has stepped up connectivity to Viet Nam, deploying additional scheduled and charter flights to both Ha Noi and HCM City, to transport not just agricultural produce exports but also medical supplies including face masks,” Chi added.


Emirates SkyCargo made its entry into Viet Nam in October 2005 setting up its offline presence first in HCM City and Ha Noi. Exports from these gateways were carried to other points in Asia including Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur and then uplifted on Emirates flights to Dubai and other markets. In tandem with the rapid growth of Viet Nam’s manufacturing and perishables export sector in the country, Emirates SkyCargo also progressively increased its support to the market with the introduction of direct flights to the market in 2012.


Currently, the air cargo carrier operates 10 scheduled flights per week to Ha Noi and six flights per week to HCM City in addition to charter flights to support the export needs of the market. — VNS