Air Cargo Global’s new direct Oslo-Tianjin service to meet Norwegian seafood demand in China
Jan 23, 2019: Last week, Slovakian-based carrier Air Cargo Global started its new direct route between Avinor Oslo Airport and Tianjin Binhai International Airport, China.
The all cargo carrier cites demand for Norwegian seafood as the reason to launch this new service that will be operated with a Boeing 747-400 freighter.
A statement from the carrier tells us that it has entered into an agreement with Fish Forever, a Chinese trading company that specializes in fish.
Peter Scholten, chief commercial officer of Air Cargo Global informs: "They contacted us wanting to look into the possibility of importing fresh Norwegian seafood directly to China, because demand for high quality fresh fish is on the increase in the Chinese market."
"We aim to step up to three weekly departures from March, if the market responds well to the increased capacity," adds Scholten.
The freight balance between Asia and Europe is more even now than previously, points Scholten.
Initially the route will depart twice weekly on Thursday and Saturday, leaving Oslo Airport at 7.15 a.m.