A.P. Moller – Maersk has introduced two new air freight services with regular flights linking the US with China.
Maersk said its 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”.
Michel Pozas Lucic, global head of air at A.P. Moller – Maersk, said: “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. 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 customers’ end-to-end logistics needs.”
Maersk will commence with two weekly flights between Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport and Shenyang Taoxian International Airport and with two weekly flights between Chicago Rockford International Airport and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport. Both services will be increased to three weekly flights from May 2023.
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 carried out by 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.