FedEx Express (FedEx) is enhancing its services into and out of the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi with the launch of a new flight connecting the city to the FedEx Express Hub in Guangzhou, China.
The integrator said the new four-times weekly Boeing 757F route will significantly cut the delivery time between Europe and Vietnam and substantially improve transit times for all inbound flights to Hanoi.
The European Union (EU) and Vietnam are currently finalising a trade and investment agreement, and FedEx said it would serve to deepen the trade links between the two.
FedEx said Vietnam exporters shipping from Hanoi will benefit from the best transit time for shipments to major business centres in Asia, including China, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines, in just one business day.
Shipments to Europe and North America will arrive in two business days. For all shipments to Hanoi, transit times will be reduced by one business day. Shipments from Europe will reach Hanoi in two business days, and shipments from North America arriving in three business days.
FedEx Express Europe and chief executive officer of TNT, Bert Nappier said: “This new flight demonstrates our continued commitment to enhance our global capabilities to connect customers and create opportunities for individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses large and small to grow.
“With ongoing expansion in the manufacturing and technology industries, rapid growth in e-commerce and an increasing demand for healthcare services, the enhancements from this new flight strengthens our capabilities and supports the further development of trade possibilities between Europe and Vietnam.”
Recent research commissioned by FedEx Express found that the main European markets, as well as the USA, China, and India are the top export destinations for Vietnam’s small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
Those SME leaders he integrator said are optimistic for the continued growth of exports, claiming support from logistics partners being a key factor in this growth.