Geodis launches direct Hong Kong-Mexico freighter service
Nov 7, 2019: AirDirect Mexico is the new addition to Geodis’ air cargo services, offering non-stop service from Hong Kong to Guadalajara, Mexico.
The logistics specialist’s own and direct flight service between Hong Kong and Mexico represents one of many initiatives that are being introduced to the market as part of a regional, multimodal growth strategy.
“AirDirect Mexico follows the recent launch of our Road Network service in South Asia, providing scheduled services with day-definite transit times to all major destinations in the region,” explains Onno Boots, GEODIS’ regional president and CEO for Asia Pacific.
“As part of this growth strategy, Hong Kong is Geodis’ hub for China and Southeast Asia originated cargoes to Mexico, Latin America, USA and Europe.”
This new weekly service operated by a chartered B747-400ERF and MD-11 F aircrafts, has a 22-hour real-time transit to the Mexican hub.
Geodis’ executive vice president for Freight Forwarding, Eric Martin-Neuville said: “We have been encouraged by the initial bookings that we have received for our inaugural flight and expect these to rise to a threshold volume where a second, and eventually, a third flight per week, will be established.”
Robert M Krautheim, regional head of Sales for Freight Forwarding in the Americas adds: “Geodis consistency combined with access to premier wide-body aircraft cargo capacity means our clients will enjoy better lead times and a reliable supply chain for dangerous goods, lithium batteries, and general cargo.”
The service will ensure just-in-time service and space commitment through an Own Controlled Network (OCN) allowing Geodis’ customers to meet and exceed their consumers’ expectations.