Maersk launches new air freight services bridging US-China markets

Maersk launches new air freight services bridging US-China markets

Global shipping company A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has announced the introduction of two new air freight services with regular flights linking the US with China.

The new air services are aimed at meeting Maersk’s customers’ end-to-end logistics needs and are expected to fill a connectivity gap between the two largest markets for ocean customers.

The services will commence 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).

Both services will be increased to three weekly flights from May 2023.

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“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,” said Michel Pozas Lucic, Global Head of Maersk.

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.

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 in-house cargo airline of Maersk, and will be operated by Miami-headquartered cargo airline, Amerijet International.

Just yesterday, CMA CGM and Air France-KLM officially launched their strategic partnership for air cargo services.

The companies first announced to combine their complementary cargo networks, full freighter capacity, and dedicated services in May 2022.

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