In addition to its numerous charter connections between Asia and Europe, the international logistics provider has added a new charter service between Vienna and Chicago. In view of a tense market situation, many companies are looking for alternative transport solutions to keep their supply chains intact. cargo-partner is thus responding to increased customer demand on this route.
Air freight is currently experiencing another boom – not only because of capacity constraints in air freight, but also due to an increasing shift from sea transport to air freight. This trend has been intensified by a number of factors, and congestions at ports in Europe, America and Asia have also accelerated this development. Demand for reliable air freight solutions is on the rise, particularly in the automotive, high-tech and retail sectors. To help customers maintain their supply chains, cargo-partner offers a comprehensive charter program.
Weekly connection between Vienna and Chicago
Since the end of 2021, cargo-partner has been offering a weekly part-load charter program from Vienna to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, as customers have recently been increasingly requesting air freight solutions on this route. Vienna Airport serves as an ideal hub for Central and Eastern Europe, while Chicago is a strategic starting point for distribution in the Midwestern United States. In addition, cargo-partner operates its own warehouses at both locations and can thus offer flexible door-to-door solutions. This service is suitable for general cargo of all types, and with its extensive network, the company can offer comprehensive customs and last-mile services.
cargo-partner has recognized customer demand for highly time-critical transports on this route and is able to ensure immediate availability as well as the fastest possible response times, explains cargo-partner CEO Stefan Krauter as to why this decision to expand the successful charter program has been taken.
Additional charter connections between Asia and Europe
cargo-partner has already been providing regular cargo charter flights from Hong Kong to Budapest since spring 2020 with three weekly departures, as well as flights twice a week from Budapest to Zhengzhou and back. In addition, weekly flights from Frankfurt to Zhengzhou and Zhengzhou to Cologne form part of this program. These charter services have been set up as a long-term program to provide continuity.
In addition, cargo-partner has been offering a new groupage service with weekly departures from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Munich, Frankfurt and Vienna since spring. This door-to-door solution includes pickup from any location in Vietnam and delivery to the final destination in Europe.
Antonov-124 charter causes a stir in Linz
Recently, an urgent transport request from a customer in the lifestyle segment caused a rare sight at Linz Airport. The cargo-partner team in Linz, together with its colleagues in Vietnam, organized a time-critical transport from Hanoi to Linz, chartering an Antonov An-124. The cargo consisted of goods weighing more than 92,000 kg and a total volume of 550 m³. The order included pick-up at two locations in Vietnam, preparation for transport on 287 pallets, complete customs clearance and subsequent onward distribution of the goods in Western Europe, using a total of twelve trucks.
cargo-partner is a privately owned full-range info-logistics provider offering a comprehensive portfolio of air, sea, land transport and warehousing solutions. With almost 40 years of expertise in information technology and supply chain optimization, the company designs tailor-made services for a wide range of industries to create competitive benefits for its customers all around the world. Founded in 1983, cargo-partner generated a turnover of over one billion euro in 2020 and currently employs over 3,600 people worldwide.
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