New association to aid logistics activities in Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi Logistics Association (HNLA) has been established to promote logistics activities in Hanoi city, Vietnam’s capital, which has observed a high demand for e-commerce logistics in the recent years. The association will act as a connection between Hanoi city and businesses and will be advising on policies related to logistics activities.

HNLA’s congress elected the executive board, consisting of 16 members, for the 2022-25 term at the first meeting held last week.

The board members elected Tran Duc Nghia, director of the Delta International Joint Stock Company, president of the association for the 2022-25 term.

The association’s aim is to improve the connection of multimodal transport, several types of logistics activities, and planning and construction of logistics centres at the national and regional levels, according to Vietnamese media reports.

At present, the 25,000 firms in the city operating in the logistics sector only meet 25 per cent of demand; therefore, this association will be key to boost logistics activities, said Tran Th? Phuong Lan, acting director of Hanoi’s department of industry and trade.