In an effort to meet its customers’ end-to-end logistics needs, A.P. Moller-Maersk has introduced two new air freight services with regular flights linking the United States with China.
Maersk´s new customer-backed air corridor is expected to plug a connectivity gap between the world’s two largest markets for ocean customers, with solutions for time sensitive and high value cargo via new air services, according to a Maersk news release.
Maersk will start with two weekly flights between Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) and Shenyang Taoxian International Airport (SHE) and with two weekly flights between Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH), the release stated. Both services will be increased to three weekly flights from May 2023.
“With the introduction of these new routes, we are further connecting North America and Asia Pacific through regular flights and controlled capacity for our customers,” Michel Pozas Lucic, global head of air for A.P. Moller–Maersk, said in the release. “At Maersk, we want to ensure that our customers have the visibility, reliability and resilience in their supply chains. Air freight continues to be an important asset in our customer´s end-to-end logistics needs.”
Maersk recently opened a new Chicago air freight gateway facility to add more supply chain integration opportunities for customers using Chicago O’Hare International and Rockford International, according to the release.
The operation will be done with three newly acquired Boeing 767-300 freighters that have recently been added to the fleet of Maersk Air Cargo, the inhouse cargo airline of Maersk, and will be operated by Miami-headquartered cargo airline, Amerijet International, the release stated.
On March 20, Maersk celebrated the inaugural flight of the logistics company´s new air freight service with three weekly scheduled flights between Billund (BLL) and Hangzhou (HGH) operated by Maersk Air Cargo.
Maersk also recently launched a new air freight service with regular flights between Greenville-Spartanburg and Incheon, Korea (ICN) operated by Miami-headquartered cargo airline Amerijet International.s