South Korean shipping group Hanjin has revealed that it is to kick off the first non-stop direct service from Vietnam to northern Europe next month, by enhancing its existing Asia North Europe Service 5 (NE5).
According to the shipper, the NE5 service will be expanded by adding Vung Tau to its current rotation, thus introducing the fastest qualified service between Vietnam and northern Europe.
"We are pleased to initiate this non-stop direct service from Vietnam to north Europe," the group said in a statement. "As a result, we will be able to reduce current transit time from Vietnam to north Europe from 23 to 19 days, allowing our customers to have the fastest and easiest access to the concerned regions.
"We are also very pleased that we will be able to contribute to promoting the trade between those nations in the future," the group added.
The current port rotation of the NE5 is Kwangyang, Pusan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian, Singapore, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Algeciras, Singapore, Kaohsiung, Kwangyang.