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Shenker’s new Europe - North America direct flights offer more planning reliability

By: | at 08:00 PM | Channel(s): Air Cargo  

Integrated capacities for airfreight from Europe to the United States and Canada and vice versa

With regular direct flight operations between the airfreight hubs in Hahn, Germany and Toledo, Ohio in the US, Schenker is now providing additional capacities for airfreight from Europe to the United States and Canada and vice versa.

‘As a first result of our integration with BAX Global, we can now offer the complete service from door to door in one hand,’ says Dr. Thomas Lieb, Member of the Management Board of Schenker AG and in charge of global air and seafreight. ‘Our new scheduled services between Germany and the BAX hub in Toledo, Ohio mean more planning reliability for import and exports. On both sides the cargo will be handled through our domestic networks. All customers of Schenker and BAX Global will benefit from our presence in Europe, from our joint expertise in global airfreight, and our strength in North America.’

The new direct flight operations will reduce interfaces during the complete supply chain and provides at the same time for high quality standards, especially for critical and time sensitive shipments. The service will start in early June. ‘The new flight will add to the integrated services we already offer to our customers on a global basis,’ explains Thomas Mack, Vice President Airfreight, Schenker AG. ‘It is part of our global network that we will continue to develop. Our next focus will be the development of a similar product on the Trans Pacific trade lane.’

Schenker has long been offering successful weekly flight operations between Europe and Asia-Pacific and the well known ‘Southern Connex’ providing services between Europe and the USA. Together with BAX Global, Schenker is No. 2 in global airfreight and No. 3 in integrated heavy freight in the US.