Geodis begins Hong Kong-Mexico freighter service
FREIGHT forwarder Geodis has started a weekly non-stop air freight service between Hong Kong and Mexico, named AirDirect Mexico, that will utilise Boeing 747-400ERF and MD-11F aircraft
15 November 2019 - 19:00
The company said the charter service would provide customers with a 'highly reliable solution'. It did not disclose which airline would operate the flights, reported London's Air Cargo News.
Executive vice president for freight forwarding Eric Martin-Neuville was quoted as saying: 'We have been encouraged by the initial bookings that we have received for our inaugural flight and expect these to rise to a threshold volume where a second and, eventually, a third flight per week will be established.'
Regional head of sales in the Americas Robert Krautheim added: '[Our] consistency combined with access to premier widebody aircraft cargo capacity means our clients will enjoy better lead times and a reliable supply chain for dangerous goods, lithium batteries and general cargo.'
In addition to the new air freight service, the forwarder has also launched its own road network in South Asia that offers scheduled services with day-definite transit times to all major destinations in the region.
Hong Kong is the forwarder's hub for China and Southeast Asia originated cargo heading to Mexico, Latin America, the US and Europe. It also provides daily scheduled intra-Mexican deliveries to all locations in the country.
'This new service will ensure just-in-time service and space commitment through an Own Controlled Network (OCN),' the company added.
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