SF Express has announced the launch of a new Wuxi-Chongqing-Frankfurt Hahn-Wuxi service as part of its goal to expand its international freight coverage to Europe.
In a statement, the Chinese express delivery firm said the new service will operate three weekly scheduled flights.
SF Express is currently carrying outbound cargo for electronic products from China with last-mile delivery throughout mainland Europe. For China inbound expansion, the focus it said is on general freight for automotive, spare parts, heavy machinery, chemicals, and electronic products — also offering a final mile delivery network in China.
"This new operation to Europe is an extended air services operating by SF Airlines Boeing 747-400ERF cargo plane with maximum capacity 120-tonne, which serves 3 airports in China and Germany," the Shenzhen-based courier said.
In the first 10 months of 2019, SF Airlines opens up eight new intra-Asia destinations as well as Europe into its network, including the Chengdu-Inchon, Zhengzhou-Kuala Lumpur, Nanning-Ho Chi Minh and Shenzhen–Delhi route.
With this network, SF Express enhances the coverage of Southeast Asia, Central Asia and European countries, it added.
The continuing operations from Shenzhen to Chennai and Hangzhou to New York maintain a 3-per-week schedule, carrying 600-tonne of parcels shipment from SF Express.
"SF Express guarantee our fast and secured international services by utilizing our unique international air network. Our target customers with a wide range of merchandise includes seafood, fruits, clothes, heavy machinery and dangerous goods," it said.
Keith Ye, CEO of SF International noted how the new routes will expand its own global network and allow the firms to apply "the integrated logistics know-how and systems that we have here in China to our core advantages in air-transport, road-transport and data to develop our overseas business."
SF Airlines has a fleet of total 55 owned cargo aircraft flying around the clock. SF E-Parcel connects over 225 countries and regions, and express delivery support in 62 countries.
With the increase of our fleet and expansion on the international network and Ezhou airport, the first 4E class transportation hub in Asia, SF is well on the way to expand its global logistics networks.
SF Express noted its aim is to deliver one-site customized solutions for international delivery integrating customs clearance, post-sale delivery, goods pick-up and man-in-a-van services.
"In the future, SF Express will comprehensively improve cross-border logistics and transportation efficiency as well as customer experience, creating a solid and strategic foundation for SF Express' continued international expansion and growth," Keith added.