KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 3 August 2021 - Kerry Logistics Network
Limited ('Kerry Logistics Network', 'KLN'; Stock Code 0636.HK) introduces a new
Trans-Pacific air freight service to connect multiple Asian locations to the
USA to capture the heightened demands in the pandemic-hit air freight market.
Named Kerry Freight Controlled Network ('KCN'), the freight integrator centres
on the Americas hub set up in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. The inaugural flights will
originate from Hong Kong in August 2021.
a time-definite solution that offers standard air freight services to customers
with guaranteed space and long-term pricing, fulfilling the needs of customers
looking for stable and long-term solutions. KCN leads the market in heavy air
freight integrators with door-to-door solutions for a wide range of products:
from small parcels to large and oversized cargoes, including DGR and lithium
partnering with the Huntsville International Airport in the State of Alabama,
USA, to establish a hub at the airport, operating inbound and outbound air
cargo flights as well as trucking connections to provide seamless
transportation of goods across the Americas. KLN will operate multiple aircraft
on a weekly basis from select origins in Asia.
Bulger, Chief Operating Officer of USA, Kerry Logistics Network, said, "We
chose Huntsville as our Americas air freight hub for KCN as it is congestion
free and enjoys expedited transfer of cargo to Latin America and Mexico. With
cooperation from HSV, we will be able to execute swift dispatch of cargoes to
cities within the USA and Canada. KCN will be a welcomed service in the
increasingly tight air cargo market and meet the demands of customers looking
for a lasting and reliable solution to their air freight needs."
Tucker, CEO, Port of Huntsville, said, "The Port of Huntsville is a Southeast
gateway to countries all over the world and makes our region a highly
sought-after location for business and industry. Home to the Huntsville
International Airport (HSV), Jetplex Industrial Park (JIP) and the
International Intermodal Centre (IIC), our Port creates efficient, effective,
and economical solutions for customers and stimulates the regional economy
through a strong transportation infrastructure, global connectivity, and
innovative logistic solutions. Kerry Logistics Network will enhance HSV's
global connectivity and speed to market solutions. We welcome our newest
logistic partner to HSV and look forward to a long term, prosperous
by its excellent track record in the industry, the support of carriers, its
customs clearance capacity and extensive coverage of major air transit hubs
across different regions, KLN's air freight business, from Asia to the world,
surged in 2020.