BDP launches US-Europe airfreight service

BDP International, a leading global logistics and transportation provider, now offers what it says is a “marketcompetitive” solution for US to Europe airfreight.


BDP launches US-Europe airfreight service


BDP International, a leading global logistics and transportation provider, now offers what it says is a “marketcompetitive” solution for US to Europe airfreight. Called BDP AirStar, the new gateway programme expedites shipments from Chicago, New York and Houston to Amsterdam for immediate transit to all major destinations in Europe. BDP has entered into a multi-carrier partnership with KLM, Air France and Delta, providing a strong, flexible schedule and highly competitive rates.

“BDP AirStar delivers the fastest transit times at the best price with the right carrier to the rightdestination,” explained Gary Phelps, director of air freight services for BDP Americas. “Our clients are already realising the benefits of regular, reliable schedules and lower costs, resulting from our increased buying power and the improved rates and transit times.”

The new air service allows BDP to designate a specific flight, BDP then collects the unitload device (ULD) and takes the freight to its airport facilities, combines it with other cargo from Asia for instance and delivers it to final destinations via its Amsterdam-based road feeder service. Under the terms of the agreement, BDP can move freight to other carriers when it reaches its allotted capacity with KLM.

A particular shipper benefit of the new programme, according to BDP’s Phelps, is its weekend schedule of two cuts, the first an early Saturday morning flight arriving in Amsterdam Sunday and points beyond Monday; the second a Sunday flight arriving in Amsterdam Monday and points beyond Tuesday.