DB Schenker launches weekly Chicago-Sydney B777-300F service
DB Schenker has commenced a new weekly freighter service between Chicago and Sydney that will utilise Boeing 777-300 freighter capacity, departing Chicago at 22:45 on Mondays and arriving in Sydney on Wednesdays at 12:05
DB Schenker has commenced a new weekly freighter service between Chicago and Sydney that will utilise Boeing 777-300 freighter capacity, departing Chicago at 22:45 on Mondays and arriving in Sydney on Wednesdays at 12:05.
The forwarder said the service is designed to offer shippers in the US Midwest the fastest air cargo service to Australia and would be suit industries where reliability and speed are essential, reported London's Air Cargo News.
DB Schenker US chief commercial officer Chad Heller said: 'The US is Australia's third largest trading partner and represents a significant portion of imports to the country.
'A large portion of these imports include the automotive, pharmaceutical and industrial manufacturing industries, many of which are located in the Midwest. With speed-to-market becoming more and more critical, our new Direct Express-Australia service is well positioned to meet this need.'
The forwarder said the service would offer 102 tonnes of capacity per week, temperature-controlled storage in both Sydney and Chicago and the opportunity to sign up to block space agreements.
'We are electronically linked to Australian Customs offices which allows 'wheels-up' pre-clearance of shipments before the flight arrives at its destination,' DB Schenker added. 'This allows for the fastest clearance and delivery possible.'