Kerry Logistics Network and Jet Xpress Airlines unite for freight options in Asia
Hong Kong-headquartered Kerry Logistics Network Limited (Kerry Logistics Network or KLN) join hands with Malaysian cargo airline My Jet Xpress Airlines (My Jet Xpress) to offer customised air freight options within Asia by operating a new solution with Macau International Airport as the transit hub.
The air freight solution was first introduced in March 2021 by the two companies to support one of KLN’s e-commerce customers who was struggling at the height of the pandemic to obtain freight capacity from Macau into East Malaysia and Indonesia. A transit hub was subsequently established in Macau for three reasons: its proximity to the customer’s distribution centre, its capability to allow the carriage of products with batteries, and the efficiency of its customs clearance process. From five flights a month, this efficient, reliable, and cost-effective customised solution now provides seven to eight flights per week and is going to celebrate its 200th flight soon.
Mohamed Yunos Bin Mohamed Ishak, Chairman, My Jet Xpress, said, “My Jet Xpress successfully achieved 98 percent of on-time performance since we catered to the demand for both these markets. The investment into the new aircraft, two Boeing 737-800F, is about RM40 million to complement our existing three Boeing 737-300F and one Boeing 737-400F planes. With the strong e-commerce market growing rapidly, we acknowledge the consumer demand for greater transparency, speed, and reliability. We are doing our best to fulfil these demands and be relevant to e-commerce growth. It is also consistent with My Jet Xpress’s motto, ‘The Way to Go’. We hope to see My Jet Xpress emerge as one of the main players in the air cargo industry, expanding not only in Southeast Asia but also throughout Asia with a larger fleet comprising narrow and wide-body aircraft.”
Mathieu Biron, managing director - Global Freight Forwarding of Kerry Logistics Network, said, “The pandemic, while challenging, also gave us an impetus to demonstrate to our customers that we are an agile, flexible, and resilient organisation. We designed and launched solutions that enabled us to fill the gap between what limited capacity carriers can provide vis-a-vis the demand from customers. The initiative between My Jet Xpress and KLN is a perfect example of two partners designing a unique solution to support the customers, and it proved effective. We would like to thank My Jet Xpress for partnering with us. I am also proud of our team in the commitment they displayed throughout these challenging times to think outside the box and deliver innovative solutions. At KLN, our focus is on creating value for our customers.”
Following the success of the Macau solution, My Jet Xpress and KLN are expanding their partnership by introducing more solutions to support the market with scheduled services from Kuala Lumpur and Shenzhen to destinations within Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent. By offering scheduled flights and dedicated charters, as well as value-added services including cross-border trucking, warehouse storage, and last-mile delivery, the new services will be able to support the rapid surge of the e-commerce market, the spike in freight demand, and capacity challenges going into the peak season.