JD expands China–US air cargo service

Flights will operate twice a week from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) to JFK airport, with cargo loaded on China Eastern's B777.

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In June, JD launched its first cargo charter flight from China to US, linking Nanjing to LAX.

Chinese e-commerce and logistics player JD has launched a new cargo service between Shanghai and New York on August 6, the company’s second China-US service, following the Nanjing-Los Angeles flights commenced on June 7.

Cargo flights will operate twice a week from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The logistics player said it will mainly transport e-commerce and general trade goods and make use of the cargo space on China Eastern Airlines’ Boeing 777.

Also read: JD Logistics adds air cargo route from Shenzhen to Beijing

The company has set up front warehouses in Shanghai and Shenzhen. JD said this freight route will allow the company to cover the transport of products from China’s major manufacturing regions in eastern, northern and southern China.

The company said the new service will enable the movement of goods from China to the US in as fast as 48 hours.

“JD’s international logistics business has been working with enterprises to help them shorten cross-border delivery time and build up their global distribution capabilities,” the company said in a statement, adding that it plans to build a “double 48” network: one that can deliver from China to the destination country within 48 hours and ultimately to end customers within 48 hours.

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