Maersk air freight services start with chartered airplane from Thailand to Japan

Thailand - 14 October 2020

With the first of the multiple chartered airplanes moved cargoes for a leading tyre manufacturer from Thailand to Japan on October 11th, Maersk’s product portfolio has been successfully expanded to air freight.

This marks the concrete development after Damco’s Air services combined with Maersk’s logistics and services products as of early October, to complement Maersk’s end-to-end offering for clients around the world.

When getting the urgent shipment request from the customer, Maersk’s team quickly re-searched options and recommended movement via air charter solution. The team secured the best suitable aircraft while optimising and maximizing the load on each flight to meet its shipments transit, cost and dimensional requirements.

Rupesh Jain, Managing Director of Maersk Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore commented on this achievement, “I’m extremely proud of the Maersk team who came together in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore to mount air solution for one of our key clients needing urgent and tailor-made solution to meet its promise to their client. The team worked around the clock with the client as well as our supplier partner to ensure an effective and cost-efficient solution. The shipment was delivered to the customer in time without any issue. It also demonstrates our ambition to become the integrator of container logistics with value-added services to our customers.”

“It’s very fulfilling to be able to provide a truly integrated solution for our customers. With 11 air charters in place for this client, we are keeping its supply chain intact! We have provided our existing ocean customer with extended land-side services, and by offering this air solution, we have truly completed the transportation mode circle,” says Hean Chun Goh, Auto, Electronic and Tech Vertical Head, Maersk Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.

With the new capacity in air freight services, Maersk can manage time critical, oversized or high value freight transportation dedicatedly. By combining the speed of air with the cost savings of other modes, customers will be able to reduce inventory and improve their service offerings by fast response time at an affordable price.

Tailored air charter solution provides dedicated capacity and increased control for customers. Image by A.P. Moller - Maersk Group.

About Maersk
A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, we operate in 130 countries and employ roughly 76,000 people. Our mission is to enable and facilitate global supply chains and provide opportunities for our customers to trade globally.

A.P. Moller - Maersk Group, press release