A double dose to Mexico
Geodis expanded its end-to-end air cargo solutions across the entire globe once the outbreak of Covid-19 reached pandemic proportions. In March its ‘air direct Mexico’ service, operational since November 2019, saw another Chinese destination added.
The extent to which necessity really is the mother of invention has been shown by the activities of logistics service providers who have chartered fixed airfreight capacities for their clients over the past year. These innovators include Geodis. The firm with French roots operates a regular ‘air direct’ service from Amsterdam to Chicago. There it offers guaranteed links to the rest of the USA, as well as to Latin America and Shanghai PVG. On top of this it has also run an ‘air direct Mexico’ service for 15 months; this, in turn, links Hong Kong to Guadalajara GDL. All in all the firm has carried out almost 700 flights with these services since March last year.
Global airfreight SVP Stanislas Brun is pleased. “Our success encouraged us to invest in a direct flight from PVG.” His firm also announced the launch of a new link to and from GDL. It will fly once a week from 3 March. To ease his clients’ planning he simultaneously announced that these two only links from northern and central China to Mexico will stay in the schedule at least until the end of 2022.
Mike Honious, Geodis’s regional chief executive officer as well as president for the geographic area, added that “improved access to scheduled wide-body capacities creates better pre-feedering options for sensitive consignments, including lithium batteries. The move also adds urgently-needed capacities for the growing Mexican general cargo market.”