An aircraft of Emirates SkyCargo (Photo: www.skycargo.com)
 
Hanoi (VNA) - Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has played a key role in strengthening trade links in perishables between Vietnam and the UAE.

Over the last year, the carrier has facilitated a near fivefold increase in the exports of fruits, including rambutan and lychee, from Vietnam to Dubai.

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

“Vietnam 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 Vietnam to the UAE, said.

“Emirates SkyCargo started operations in Vietnam in 2008 and has since then played an important role in the growing trade between Vietnam 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 Vietnam to Dubai,” Ravishankar Mirle, Emirates vice president, Cargo Commercial, Far East and Australasia, said.-VNA