Cargo-partner recently announced a new land-air service solution from China to Europe and the USA via Hanoi, providing a reliable and cost-effective alternative to direct flights out of Asia during airfreight peak times.
“Due to the current capacity backlogs for airfreight out of China, bookings need to be placed at least one week in advance. Even then, there is a risk that shipments will be offloaded and postponed to the next available flight, which could easily delay a shipment by an additional week,” said Luca Ferrara, CEO Asia Pacific, Western Europe & Americas at cargo-partner.
With the new land-air service via the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, cargo-partner provides an alternative to direct flights out of China. The combined land-air solution comes with total transit times of approximately 8-10 days, including road transport from China to Hanoi, air transport from Hanoi to Europe or the USA, and delivery to the final destination. The option is available for large shipments from 3,000 kg upward and allows for more stable and competitive rates than direct airfreight.
“In recent months, we have been faced with limited airfreight space out of Myanmar, with lead times of up to four weeks from booking to lift-off,” said Ferrara. As an alternative, cargo-partner offers a specially designed solution combining air and road transport. The service includes trucking from Myanmar to Thailand within 2-4 days, airfreight from Thailand to Europe or the USA within 2-3 days, and on-carriage to the final destination within 1-2 days. Cargo-partner also handles all customs formalities at borders and airports.
Cargo-partner is a privately owned full-range info-logistics provider offering a comprehensive portfolio of air, sea, land transport and warehousing solutions. With over a third of a century’s expertise in information technology and supply chain optimization, the company designs tailor-made services for a wide range of industries to create competitive benefits for its customers all around the world. Founded in 1983, cargo-partner generated a turnover of 753 million euro in 2018 and currently employs 3,000 people worldwide. In 2018, the cargo-partner group celebrated its 35th anniversary.