Container Freight Trains from Vietnam to Belgium Help Strengthen Rail Logistics Services | Company
Hanoi (VNA) – Container freight trains from Vietnam to Belgium will open a new direction of cooperation to increase the benefits of rail logistics services, said the Vietnamese News Agency (VNA) Nguyen Hoang Thanh, deputy general manager of the Joint Stock Company of Transport and Trade railway (Ratraco).
The first train left Yen Vien station in Hanoi on July 20 for the city of LiÃ¨ge Belgium, where goods continued to be transported to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, by truck.
The second train left Yen Vien station on July 27, while the third and fourth are scheduled to depart on August 5 and 10.
This is the result of cooperation between the Vietnamese railway sector and Maersk Lines of Denmark, Thanh said, adding that the Vietnamese side is responsible for packing the goods in containers in the warehouses and transporting them to Yen station. Come, then to the country’s border with China.
Regarding the problem that Vietnamese Railways cannot operate a train on their own to provide direct freight transport services to Europe instead of simply serving as an intermediary to provide logistics services, Thanh said that in At present, it is very difficult for the industry to organize a rail transport route from Vietnam to Europe.
At present, Vietnam railway the infrastructure remains limited, as it can only fit a 23-car train while the Asia-Europe freight train must have a minimum of 41 cars.
So, VietnamThe railways must cooperate with other partners to secure the necessary conditions, he said.
However, Thanh said cooperation with large companies such as Maersk Lines – the world’s largest container shipping company – will open more opportunities for the Vietnamese rail industry./.