Maersk kickstarts airfreight services, taps AirAsia to deliver Thai shipment
Maersk tapped AirAsia to operate 11 airfreight charters to transport cargo from Thailand to Nagoya for a Thai tyre manufacturer.
October 15, 2020
By PLA Editor
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Maersk transported its first airfreight shipment from Thailand to Nagoya after the integration of Damco’s airfreight and LCL services into Maersk’s product portfolio earlier this month.
The Danish logistics provider tapped AirAsia to fly 11 airfreight charters for a leading tyre manufacturer in Thailand.
Maersk Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore told The Loadstar the client was previously a regular air cargo customer for Damco, but the current airfreight capacity crunch required finding a different charter flight solution—in this case, one of AirAsia’s new breed of pax freighters.
The move underlines Maersk’s ambition to become the “integrator of container logistics.” The company has been busy expanding its rail freight services as well, launching a permanent weekly service for its ocean-rail product between Europe and the Far East and Russia.