Named Kerry Freight Controlled Network, the service will connect multiple Asian locations to the US to capture the heightened demands in the pandemic-hit airfreight market.
'We chose Huntsville as our Americas airfreight hub for KCN as it is congestion-free and enjoys expedited transfer of cargo to Latin America and Mexico,' said KLN CEO Kevin Bulger.
'With cooperation from HSV, we will be able to execute swift dispatch of cargoes to cities within the USA and Canada. KCN will be a welcomed service in the increasingly tight air cargo market and meet the demands of customers looking for a lasting and reliable solution to their air freight needs.' said Mr Bulger.
Said Port of Huntsville CEO Rick Tucker: 'The Port of Huntsville is a Southeast gateway to countries all over the world and makes our region a highly sought-after location for business and industry.
'Home to the Huntsville International Airport (HSV), Jetplex Industrial Park (JIP), and the International Intermodal Centre (IIC), our port creates efficient, effective, and economical solutions for customers and stimulates the regional economy through a strong transportation infrastructure, global connectivity and innovative logistic solutions,' said Mr Tucker.
'Kerry Logistics Network will enhance HSV's global connectivity and speed to market solutions. We welcome our newest logistic partner to HSV and look forward to a long-term, prosperous partnership,' said Mr Tucker.