Sep 25 | 2020
(Asia-Europe) Flights via Shanghai and Amsterdam Hubs
Logistics group Geodis has announced plans to expand its flight schedule from China to Europe via its AirDirect service.
The renewed capacity to airfreight capacity in the Asia-Europe corridor will ensure regular services connecting the firm’s main hubs in Shanghai and Amsterdam.
“It is vital for our customers in China to be not only assured of regular capacity but also that their freight partner is controlling the transport service network, including flight operations,” said Onno Boots, Geodis’ regional CEO for Asia-Pacific.
The new schedule will buidl on ad-hoc aircraft charter arrangements in place since March to meet the need for air cargo capacity following the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Now, with both freighter and passenger belly-hold space still in short supply, [Geodis] has announced a permanent schedule reaching into next year,” the firm annoucned.
A subsidiary of SNCF Logistics, Geodis provides a range of supply chain services through five divisions: supply chain optimization, freight forwarding, contract logistics, distribution and express, and road transport.The firm is an exhibitor at Breakbulk Europe.
Own Controlled Network
Flights will depart from Shanghai every Monday and from Amsterdam each Sunday to service in response to a predicted “post-Covid resurgence in demand” for the fourth quarter peak season.
“The “Own Controlled Network” initiative is a prime example of how we are extending control of our multi-modal network. In addition, we are exploring options to establish a connection between China and India, as well as linking Hong Kong and Singapore in the network,” a spokesperon for Geodis said.
Geodis aims to build on existing transport hubs to link the new flight capacity with its Geodis Asia Road Network.
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