A direct sea freight route between Vietnam and the Russian city of Vladivostok began operation last year, turning local ports into a transportation hub that facilitates the flow of goods between Southeast Asian countries and the Far East port city. Russian East.
In an interview given to the Vietnamese News Agency on the sidelines of the 8th East Asian Economic Forum (EEF 2023) being held in Vladivostok, German Maslov, vice president of the Lines and Logistics division of the FESCO Transport Group, which manages the route maritime, stated that at first only one ship was used for the maritime link. Since July this year, three container ships have been put into operation with a frequency of one trip per week.
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As a result, transportation time from the Vietnamese ports of Ho Chi Minh City and Hai Phong to Vladivostok or vice versa has been reduced from 10-12 days to 7-8 days. About 20,000 TEU of goods have been shipped on the route so far, with a balanced transport volume in both directions. Of these 20,000 TEU, approximately 2,000 TEU were containers transferred from Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and others, via Vietnam.
Since July this year, three container ships have been put into operation with a frequency of one trip per week.
Maslov said FESCO has established an office in Vietnam to streamline and streamline cargo transportation activities for Vietnamese companies.