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Maersk launches new US-China air freight services

Maersk Maersk Air Cargo's New Boeing 767-300
A.P. Moller - Maersk has launched two new air cargo services between the US and China.

The services will launch with two weekly flights between Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) and Shenyang Taoxian International Airport (SHE), and with two weekly flights between Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH). From May 2023, both services will be boosted to three weekly flights.

Maersk Air Cargo’s three new Boeing 767-300 freighters will serve the links and will be operated by Miami-headquartered cargo airline, Amerijet International.

Maersk said the new services aim to meet the end-to-end logistics needs of its customers and plug a connectivity gap between the US and China. Connecting the two largest markets for its ocean customers, the air services will add options for high value and time sensitive cargos, it 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 customer´s end-to-end logistics needs,” says Michel Pozas Lucic, Global Head of Air in A.P. Moller – Maersk.

Maersk launched an air service connecting Denmark to China in March 2023, with three weekly flights between Billund, Denmark (BLL) and Hangzhou, China (HGH). Another Asia-US link was also added, connecting Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina (GSP) and Incheon, Korea (ICN).