APL's CHX brings Vietnamese reefers for Hong Kong transshipment
THE APL Chu Lai Express (CHX) service opened this week with its first reefer shipment of bananas from the Chu Lai Tam Hie port in Vietnam
THE APL Chu Lai Express (CHX) service opened this week with its first reefer shipment of bananas from the Chu Lai Tam Hie port in Vietnam.
This marks the beginning of more reefer shipments ahead from the port as Truong Hai Automobile Joint-Stock company (THACO) recently inaugurated a new cold storage facility and further develops its logistics infrastructure in the Chu Lai Open Economic Zone.
'This marks the inroads we are making with the CHX service that started a direct route to Chu Lai in Central Vietnam last year,' said APL chief commercial officer Arnaud Coudray.
The CHX will serve Chu Lai's emerging industrial zones in Quang Nam and the neighbouring Central Coast and Central Highland provinces. The service has been growing as part of a business that enables Vietnamese shippers to gain immediate access to South China and Hong Kong where cargoes are relayed worldwide.'
Each week, the CHX service calls the ports of Chu Lai, Hong Kong and Shenzhen-Shekou. From the latter two transshipment hubs, shippers get connected to more intra-Asia markets such as Japan, Korea and Singapore; as well as farther destinations such as North America, the Middle East and Europe among others via APL's extensive service network.
APL also boasts of SMART reefer technology. Among its solutions include SMARTcare+, an atmospheric regulating technology that preserves the quality of perishable cargoes over time and distance.
Meanwhile, APL's SMARTcool eradicates pests without the need for fumigation. The cold treatment solution ensures fresh produce arrive in their finest condition and meet stringent quarantine standard at destination, said the APL release.
THACO's investments in Quang Nam signifies its ambition to further facilitate Vietnam's agricultural export. Similarly, APL is set to deliver the freshest harvest of Vietnam to the world, leveraging its CHX service, extensive global network and SMART reefer technologies.