Air cargo route to New York opens

Writer: Han Ximin  |  Editor: Stephanie Yang  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2022-04-22

Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport recently opened a freight route to New York, the fourth regular international cargo route that the airport has opened this year. 

The chartered flights, operated weekly by SF Airlines in partnership with Atlas Air, mainly engage in the delivery of express mails and parcels. In May, the Shenzhen airport will increase the flights from one flight to three flights per week, according to a release from the airport.

So far, the regular cargo destinations from Shenzhen to North America has reached five, with more than 40 flights a week departing from Shenzhen, helping enterprises in Shenzhen and surrounding areas expand into global markets and ensuring smooth operation of the supply chain.

With the launch of the Shenzhen-New York route, the cargo flight network of the Shenzhen airport in North America has covered New York, Los Angeles, Anchorage, Chicago and Cincinnati, the airport said.

“The Shenzhen airport is the base airport for SF’s operation and we attach great importance to the Shenzhen and South China markets,” said Xiong Bo, manager of the International Department of SF Airlines. “We hope to build a global freight network based in Shenzhen and will further increase investment to enhance our transport capacity.”

SF Airlines is now operating over 10 domestic and international cargo routes at the Shenzhen airport.

In the first quarter of the year, the Shenzhen airport’s international cargo throughput increased by 10.4% year on year. In late April and May, Turkish Airlines, China Southern Airlines and China Cargo Airlines will open or intensify routes to Istanbul, Chicago, Frankfurt and Los Angeles.

In another development, a vessel on the route of ZIM Med Premium Service (ZMP), a new Asia-Mediterranean loop operated by ZIM Integrated Shipping Service Ltd., called at Dachan Bay Port in western Shenzhen on Wednesday.

The route loops around ports in cities including Pushan, Qingdao, Shanghai, Istanbul, Yarimca and Xiamen. ZIM will put nine vessels each with a capacity of 4,250 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) on the ZMP route and call at Dachan Bay Port every Wednesday.

Dachan Bay Port started cooperation with ZIM in 2009. According to Yang Zicong, managing director of Dachan Bay Port Co. Ltd., the ZMP route has further enriched the Dachan Bay Port’s services in the Mediterranean Sea area.