Emirates SkyCargo has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Investment and Tourism Promotion Centre of Ho Chi Minh City to promote trade with Vietnam.
The agreement was signed in Dubai by Emirates divisional senior vice president for cargo, Nabil Sultan and Investment and Trade Promotion Centre Ho Chi Minh City director, Pham Thiet Hoa at Vietnam’s conference on Trade, Investment and Tourism Promotion.
Emirates SkyCargo has played a key role in supporting trade between Vietnam and the world since starting operations in Hanoi in 2008.
Passenger and freighter flights have increased with services to Ho Chi Minh City as well as Hanoi.
Through its partners, Emirates SkyCargo has also supported businesses from other Vietnamese cities including Da Nang.
During the 2017-18 financial year, Emirates SkyCargo transported 50,000 tonnes of Vietnamese exports and imports, up 66 per cent on 2015-16.
Emirates SkyCargo has transported 47,000 tonnes of exports from Ho Chi Minh City over the last five years including fruit and vegetables, garments, sports apparel and fresh fish.
The airline offers daily passenger flights as well as two weekly freighter services from Ho Chi Minh City.
The airline has transported about 65,000 tonnes of exports out of Hanoi in the last five years, mainly consisting of electronic items such as mobile phones.
In the past five years, Emirates SkyCargo has transported 160,000 tonnes of exports from Vietnam and offers over 1,400 tonnes of capacity a week on its five weekly freighter services and 14 passenger flights.