Maersk has recently launched air cargo forwarding operations with the addition of charter flights between Thailand to Japan.
The company said in a statement that it launched the first of multiple charter flights moving cargo for a leading tyre manufacturer from Thailand to Japan.
The expansion in airfreight forwarding comes following the integration of former forwarding subsidiary Damco earlier this year, said the statement.
Rupesh Jain, Managing Director, Maersk, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, said in a statement, “I’m extremely proud of the Maersk team who came together in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore to mount air solution for one of our key clients needing urgent and tailor-made solution to meet its promise to their client.”
“The team worked around the clock with the client as well as our supplier partner to ensure an effective and cost-efficient solution. The shipment was delivered to the customer in time without any issue. It also demonstrates our ambition to become the integrator of container logistics with value-added services to our customers,” added Jain.
Hean Chun Goh, Auto, Electronic and Tech Vertical Head, Maersk Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore also added, “It’s very fulfilling to be able to provide a truly integrated solution for our customers. With 11 air charters in place for this client, we are keeping its supply chain intact. We have provided our existing ocean customer with extended land-side services, and by offering this air solution, we have truly completed the transportation mode circle.”
The company said its airfreight services would complement its existing ocean freight transport provisions.
“By combining the speed of air with the cost savings of other modes, customers will be able to reduce inventory and improve their service offerings by fast response time at an affordable price,” the statement said.