Freight being transported between Hanoi and Bangkok, the capitals and main business centers of Vietnam and Thailand respectively, is traditionally shipped by sea. A faster and yet more reliable alternative to the maritime route along Vietnam’s elongated coastline and through the Gulf of Thailand is DB Schenker’s door-to-door cross-border trucking service. Drivers need 39 hours on average to cover the distance of 1,610 kilometers – that includes completing customs formalities at the borders between Vietnam and Laos as well as between Laos and Thailand.
This service also links Bangkok with Vietnam’s most populous metropolis, Ho Chi Minh City. In general, trucks complete the 2,400-kilometer route in 56 hours. Regular departures on both services provide customers with a high level of planning security. Freight is transported in containers owned by DB Schenker, with GPS tracking and automatic alerts ensuring customers benefit from maximum visibility. Both links are part of the Asia LANDbridge, DB Schenker’s road transport network, which encompasses numerous countries on the Asian continent.
More information on Asia LANDbridge and the cross-border trucking services between Vietnam and Thailand is available here.
Full service: DB Schenker not only provides fast and reliable transport as part of its Asia LANDbridge but also handles all customs formalities – as seen here at a border point between China and Vietnam
Photo: Egill Bjarki