More air cargo businesses are popping up due to supply chain concerns.
Following the Covid pandemic and the Ukraine crisis brought on by Russia’s invasion, persistent supply chain disruptions are leading to more air cargo businesses despite the current soft market. Maersk is the newest player in air cargo.
Now, Maersk has introduced plans to launch a new scheduled air freight service in the U.S. market, providing flights between Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina and Incheon, South Korea, displaying the company’s current support in the growth and strength of air freight services in the U.S. The operation of the two weekly flights commenced on October 31st.
The new route was made possible by Maersk aircraft purchases earlier this year.
The flights showcased the first of three new Boeing B767-300F freighters that were recently purchased by Maersk Air Cargo, the flights are operated by Miami-based cargo airline Amerijet International. We had previously reported on that purchase months ago.
As stated by global head of Air & LCL at A.P Moller Maersk, Michel Pozas Lucic:
“With the introduction of this new service between the U.S and Korea, we have taken the next step in securing logistics for our customers with our own aircrafts.”
What will the new air cargo options mean for the longer-term?
These recent advancements in air freight logistics are envisioned to enhance expansion in trade between the southeast U.S and the Asia pacific market. Will this be the next big step into incorporating better logistic solutions and strengthening trade between the U.S. and Asia, regardless of the slump in demand for air cargo?
For Maersk’s full press release, click here.