This company ensures Airbus’ best seller A320 goes to final production
Yusen Logistics inked a 3-year deal with Airbus to transport aircraft parts for the A320’s final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama.
October 19, 2020
By PLA Editor
Yusen Logistics won a three-year deal to provide logistics services for aircraft manufacturer Airbus. Yusen will manage the air and ocean transport of aircraft parts from the airframer’s consolidation hub in Hamburg, Germany to the A320 final assembly line (FAL) and delivery centre in Mobile, Alabama.
Working under the Airbus lead transport provider (4PL) framework, Yusen Logistics said it will assist in logistics optimisation, cargo shipment, and intermodal transport as key steps to reduce carbon emission and contribute to improvements within the supply chain.
The contract underscores Yusen’s experience in high-value cargo transportation and dynamic multimodal solutions for complex supply chains, with a flexibility to provide just-in-time services for time-critical parts.
“We are honored that Airbus looks at Yusen as the right fit and preferred logistics partner for their business,” said Mr. Takeshi Kondo, Yusen’s chief regional officer, Europe. “We attribute our success to the Yusen Logistics team members globally who work hard to meet Airbus’ service requirements, providing transport solutions to assist Airbus in Mobile,” he added.
As of September 30, out of the 341 aircraft delivered by Airbus this year, the A320 Family make up the bulk at 282. Out of the 4,770 in orders for the A320ceo, 4,751 of them have been delivered.