Logistics: Container transport – a good solution for Vietnam seafood exports
MEKSEA.COM – Currently, the Vietnam railway industry launched a container train, running from Hanoi (Vietnam) to Liege (Belgium). Container transport is a good solution for Vietnam seafood exports. Moreover, it solves transportation needs in the context of the global shipping crisis.
Vietnam – Belgium train carrying 23 containers (40 feet) departed for the first time on July 20, 2021. Which mainly contains electronic goods, textiles, footwear, cosmetics, and frozen foods, fruit, etc. The value of each trip is up to several million US dollars.
According to a representative of an enterprise carrying out rail freight transport, container trains from Vietnam to Europe will open up great opportunities for rail transport; especially in the context of the Covid-19 epidemic, causing sea container transport to face many difficulties and increasing costs.
Rail transport is a potential form of global transport in the new context. (photo: Internet)
Previously, when there was no Covid-19 epidemic, container freight by rail to Europe was higher than by sea, but up to now, it is almost the same. In particular, rail transportation will cut costs such as loading and unloading fees, warehousing, etc.
Therefore, if the epidemic is effectively controlled and freight transport by sea returns to normal operations, railways still hold two great advantages tickets. Moreover, the container train is able to go deep into the continent. Which allows railways to collect goods and amount of vessels ports to pick up goods.
Second, the time it takes for a container ship to run from Vietnam to Europe is only about 25 days, about 10 days shorter than going by sea. Railways are also stable, less risky.
Rail transport is not a new but potential form of global transport in the new context. Especially suitable for Europe and Russia routes. In general, inter-export and import goods through the station gate increased by more than 40% over the same period in 2020. As for goods exported to Russia and Europe, 8 months was equal to 96% compared to the whole of 2020.
Meksea’s factories started to ramp up production as soon as the epidemic in Vietnam was effectively controlled.
By Hayati (Meksea Team)
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