Global logistics provider Agility has introduced a scheduled freighter service that will directly connect key origins in China via Shanghai to Kaunas, Lithuania. Agility noted that with few freight options covering this routing, the new service will deliver stable and faster access, helping customers move goods from China into the rapidly growing markets of Northern Europe, the Nordics, Russia and the Baltics.
The B747-400 freighter will initially operate on a weekly basis and offers customers reduced transit times of between one and four days, depending on destination.
The service forms part of a comprehensive logistics offering featuring additional supply chain solutions: Pick-up and warehousing in China, customs clearance in Kaunas and warehousing in Lithuania. Together with its partner in Lithuania, Hoptrans, Agility provides freight forwarding overland from Kaunas to a wide range of onward destinations including all major cities in the region. At the destination, customer options will include customs clearance, warehousing in bonded and non-bonded facilities.
“Northern Europe, the Nordics, Russia and the Baltics all show increasing demand for air freight,” said Michael Blaufuss, Agility’s senior VP of Air Freight. “With our own freighter service, we are now uniquely positioned to offer end-to-end supply chain solutions that offer reliability and speed on these important trade routes.”