Freight News, Logistics

New hub to speed Schenker sea-air shipments

[ July 17, 2014   //   ]

DB Schenker has opened a new hub in the Osaka area of Japan to expand its sea-air service from North Asia to Europe. The customs bonded facility in Rinku, between Kansai International Airport and Osaka Port offers 50% shorter transit times than on the existing route via Dubai, says the forwarder.

Head of DB Schenker Skybridge for Asia Pacific, Janaka De Silva, said customers from the fashion industry, healthcare and electronics were already benefiting from the new service. Schenkersays that its Skybridge network combines themoderate price of ocean freight with the speed of air freight and, with DB Schenker handling both transport legs as well as the customs procedures, it can offer a seamless service. CO2 emissions are also lower than for regular air freight.


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