Kerry Logistics is ramping up its charter frequency from Hong Kong (HKG) and Huntsville, Alabama (HSV) to address electronics and e-commerce demand.
The Hong Kong-based forwarder will now operate four charter flights a week between HKG and HSV through Kerry Freight Controlled Network (KCN).
The weekly direct flights depart HKG to HSV on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. The service will be able to handle pure battery, in addition to other sensitive cargoes such as pharmaceuticals, perishable and dangerous goods.
Kerry said this is supported with B2B, B2C, and B2B2C door-to-door services to different cities in the Americas, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Bogota, Mexico City, Santiago, Lima, and Montevideo.
"Our HKG-HSV charter service is welcomed by a wide range of customers, in particular, electronic brands and e-tailers since its inaugural flight in April 2022," said Mathieu Renard Biron, managing director - Global Freight Forwarding of Kerry Logistics Network.
"Last month, we successfully expanded our KCN to include three weekly flights from Hanoi, Vietnam to Huntsville. We are also in dialogue with some of our key accounts to further extend our services to the Mainland of China and other parts of Asia," he added.
Biron noted that KCN is expected to meet the recurring demand for secured air freight services in an uncertain world.
Launched in August 2021, KCN is a time-definite solution that offers standard air freight services to customers with guaranteed space and long-term pricing, fulfilling the needs of customers looking for stable and long-term solutions.