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The massive road freight congestion on the Vietnam-China border is causing major headaches for intra-Asia cargo flows, with planes, and now trains, helping pick up the slack.

On Tuesday, Alibaba logistics unit Cainiao said it had launched a daily charter flight between Ho Chi Minh City and Nanning to “safeguard” the cross-border logistics of e-commerce customers.

This was necessary, it said, due to the congestion on Vietnam’s border with China, where up to 6,000 trucks have been waiting over the past month, due to China’s strict Covid rules.

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