The Hanoitimes – Vietnam's rise of three ranking positions to 8th overall is the fastest rise in the top half of the Index and displaces regional partner Thailand in the top 10. Vietnam moved up three places to 8th in the top 10 countries of the Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2021 by Agility, one of the world's top freight forwarding and contract logistics providers. Cargos handling at Dinh Vu port, Hai Phong. Photo: Pham Hung Among countries in ASEAN, Vietnam stood at third behind Indonesia (3rd overall) and Malaysia (5th), and was above the likes of Thailand (11th), the Philippines (21st) and Cambodia (41st). According to Agility, Vietnam's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has been one of the most successful globally, with data from Johns Hopkins University showing less than 1,500 reports of Covid-19 cases in the country in 2020. The combination of social and economic restrictions with a strict and comprehensive testing and tracing system, saw lockdowns last less than three months, and by June many factories were reopened and domestic operations were recovering quickly, it said. "The steps taken by Vietnam in 2020 propel it into the top 10 ranking in 2021 – its rise of three ranking… Read full this story
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