Vinalines Container launches first lighterage service in northern region

Vinalines Container Shipping on June 23 launched its first-ever waterway lighterage service in the northern region, with 2-3 lighters per week from Hai Linh port in Viet Tri city of Phu Tho province to Hai Phong city. The company will provide trucking service for customers in Viet Tri before the containers are transported to Hai Phong and then central and southern localities.

The Ministry of Transport assessed that the domestic waterway transport is half cheaper than road transportation, and helps easing road transportation overload.

Vinalines Container will continue expanding its lighterage services in the Mekong Delta region, thus creating a service chain connecting economic zones, industrial parks and major commercial ports to improve productivity and reduce transport fees.