Monday, June 21, 2010

DHL Report Vietnam Shipping Consignment Rise Continues

30% Jump in Parcel Movements
Shipping News Feature

VIETNAM – After DHL's triumph a week or so ago at the Annual Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA) 2010, the company won in five categories, Best Logistics Service Provider – Project Cargo, Airfreight and Ocean Freight, Best Express Operator and Best 3PL carrier, DHL's Vietnamese operation, DHL-VNPT Express, have stated they have seen a 30% jump in parcel volumes in the first quarter of 2010 against the previous year.

John Pearson, CEO, DHL Express, Asia Pacific and EEMEA, commented that the company intended to simplify the customer experience to meet the expanding requirements in the region as more and more of the groups global customer base opened up trade with the country. Pearson feels that Vietnam represents the fastest growing market in a region where the post recession recovery seems strong with trade both exclusive to Asian neighbours, and with the US, all profiting.

Although the group foresees a continuing steady rise in logistics trade in the country for the coming months they are determined to improve their green profile simultaneously and have acted to cut carbon emissions by around 14% to satisfy the wishes of most customers in today’s trading environment.

Last year the company opened a new service centre in Ha Noi with fully automated conveyors as part of the $14 million investment announced at the commencement of the joint venture between DHL and VNPT. The joint venture, which started in 2007, has invested in new courier depots in Haiphong in the north, Vung Tau in the south and Danang in central Vietnam, as well as expanding its fleet to more than 100 express service vehicles.