Maersk launches new air freight services between the US and Korea

More and more air cargo companies are springing up due to supply chain concerns.

After the Covid pandemic and the crisis in Ukraine triggered by the Russian invasion, ongoing disruptions in the supply chain are leading to more air cargo companies despite the currently weak market. Maersk is the newest player in air freight.

Now, Maersk has unveiled plans to launch a new scheduled air cargo service in the U.S. market, offering flights between Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina and Incheon, South Korea, demonstrating the company’s current support for the growth and strength of air cargo services in USA USA Operations of the two weekly flights began on October 31st.

The new route was made possible by Maersk’s purchase of aircraft earlier this year.

The flights showed the first of three new Boeing B767-300F Freighters recently purchased by Maersk Air Cargo, the flights are operated by Miami-based cargo airline Amerijet International. We reported about this purchase months ago.

As explained by Michel Pozas Lucic, Global Head of Air & LCL at AP Moller Maersk:

“With the launch of this new service between the US and Korea, we have taken the next step in securing logistics for our customers using our own aircraft.”

What do the new air freight options mean in the longer term?

These recent advances in air cargo logistics are expected to fuel the expansion of trade between the US Southeast and the Asia Pacific market. Will this be the next big step to integrate better logistics solutions and boost US-Asia trade despite the slump in air freight demand?

For Maersk’s full press release, click here.

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