Emirates SkyCargo boosts exports from VN to UAE

Thursday, May 25, 2017 18:30

Emirates SkyCargo helps boost perishables exports from Viet Nam to the UAE. — Photo Courtesy of Emirates

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has played a key role in strengthening trade links in perishables between Viet 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 Viet Nam to Dubai.

As a result of the collaborative efforts between Emirates SkyCargo and Viet Nam’s Trade Promotion Agency (Vietrade), the volume of perishable exports from Viet Nam to Dubai has increased considerably, touching a record of close to 110 tonnes in January 2017.

“Viet 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,” Pham Binh Dam, ambassador of Viet 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," Dam added.

“Emirates SkyCargo started operations in Viet Nam in 2008 and has since then played an important role in the growing trade between Viet 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 Viet 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 Viet Nam to global markets,” he added.

Viet Nam is an important market for food exports, and in 2016, Viet Nam’s agro-forestry-fishery exports were valued at over US$32 billion.

Emirates SkyCargo offers exporters in Viet Nam a weekly capacity of over 580 tonnes through 18 flights, including four weekly freighter services. — VNS

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