Kerry Logistics Network introduces a new Trans-Pacific air freight service to connect multiple Asian locations to the US in order to capture the heightened demand in the pandemic-hit air freight market.
The Kerry Freight Controlled Network (KCN) sees the freight integrator focusing on an Americas hub being set up at Huntsville International Airport (HSV). The inaugural flights will originate from Hong Kong (HKG) starting August 2021 and will see multiple aircraft on a weekly basis from select origins in Asia.
KCN is 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, Kerry says.
KCN offers heavy air freight integrators door-to-door solutions for a wide range of products: from small parcels to large and oversized cargoes, including DGR and lithium batteries.
KLN is partnering with Huntsville Airport 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.
Kevin Bulger, chief operating officer of USA, Kerry Logistics Network, says: “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.”
Rick Tucker, CEO, Port of Huntsville, adds: “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 partnership,” Tucker says.