|BW’s e-commerce logistics centre at Tân PhúTrung Industrial Park in HCM City. Logistics firms have actively implemented digital and green transformation to adapt to new development conditions. Photo courtesy of the organiser
Vietnam needs solutions to develop green logistics to take advantage of free trade agreements (FTAs), especially new generation FTAs to help the industry develop, support market expansion and promote exports.
Speaking at the event, Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien said Việt Nam is located in a dynamic development area of the world where the flow of goods is concentrated and exchanges are strong. In addition, the economy has a large openness while import-export and e-commerce have always grown at a double rate. According to the figures, Việt Nam is considered a market with great potential for developing logistics services.
“With the Government’s attention and drastic direction, especially the all-out efforts of the business community, Việt Nam’s logistics service industry has made remarkable progress, maintaining double-digit growth, gradually affirming its brand and position in the region and the world,” Dien said.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at COP 26 made commitments to the international community to economical and efficient use of energy and emissions reduction. Therefore, in the coming years, green logistics would be given priority by the Government to promote energy transformation towards greening, developing an environmentally friendly logistics industry.
Fion Ng, Chief Operation Officer of BW Industrial Development Joint Stock Company, said: “As the largest industrial real estate and logistics platform for lease in Việt Nam, we find that locations large enough and suitable for building logistics hubs are very scarce. About BW, we have made constant efforts to be able to find positions with strategic advantages. For example, in the Northeast of HCM City, we have built logistics hubs to serve the delivery of Shopee and J&T Express. Goods will be transported to these transshipment warehouses and then continued by smaller trucks into urban areas for last-mile delivery to consumers. The emergence of these logistics hubs has helped to optimize the transportation network for delivery to the end consumer and we are also considering building specialized logistics hubs to meet the demand for Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) or pharmaceutical products.”