Koper, Slovenia – Ha Noi, Vietnam, November 14, 2023, VinFast and Luka Koper signed an agreement towards the establishment of Roll on-Roll off terminal services for VinFast electric vehicles on November 09, 2023 at Luka Koper’s Headquarter, Koper, Slovenia. The partnership will set the solid path forward for VinFast’s sustainable development strategy into the Southern European region.
Under the agreement, Luka Koper commits to providing stevedore and other terminal services related to VinFast’s electric vehicles and goods imported from Vietnam. This arrangement plays the role of a crucial gateway for VinFast’s smart, safe and eco-friendly electric vehicles to journeys across the European countries. Koper has great advantages for the Asian markets as it is the first landing point for cargo ships from South-east Asia to Europe via the Suez Canal. The partnership with Luka Koper will enable VinFast to take advantages one of the shortest routes from its home country to Europe while optimizing transportation time and cutting costs.
With reliable port services and an extensive network of maritime and rail connections services Luka Koper is the strategic partner for VinFast’s logistics solutions to European markets. With the additional railway track, which should be completed in 2026, Luka Koper plans to double the railway throughput capacity.
Madame Thuy Le, Global CEO of VinFast Auto said: “We are excited to collaborate with Luka Koper to pave the way for VinFast’s expansion in the European markets. Koper, Slovenia’s largest container port, is a vital gateway for VinFast electric vehicles to penetrate the European market and captivate our customers. We believe that Luka Koper will provide a solid foundation for VinFast’s sustainable supply and development strategy,”
Nevenka Kržan, President of the Management Board of Luka Koper said: “We are proud to say that we were chosen as the main port for the import of VinFast electric vehicles. This collaboration confirms our commitment towards greener future. With an excellent geostrategic location, which offers substantial benefits from an environmental perspecitve, Port of Koper remains one of the most important european automotive ports.«
The partnership between VinFast and Luka Koper is in line with the strategic vision of strengthening ties of Slovenia’s Port of Koper with major Vietnamese ports, creating a comprehensive maritime transportation system, unleashing potential for development cooperation of the two countries.
VinFast is a global electric vehicle manufacturer and is rapidly expanding its presence across the globe. After listing on the NASDAQ, the company has announced its expansion into India and Indonesia. As part of its commitment to creating a sustainable future for all, VinFast has partnered with Luka Koper to develop robust logistics solutions. This move highlights VinFast’s dedication towards accompanying Europeans in their transition to environmentally friendly mobility.