Following the launch of a four times weekly air freight service from Hong Kong to Paris in June last year, French logistics giant Norbert Dentressangle Air & Sea has extended the
service to the UK, offering three consolidations per week.
As with the service to Paris, Norbert Dentressangle has secured block space arrangements with a number of airlines operating on the Hong Kong to UK route. The company did not specify which
airlines have been contracted for its UK service.
Through the block space pacts the company, which has a European-wide trucking network, offers UK importers three consolidations per week and a two-day transit time, providing an air service from Hong Kong to Heathrow and Manchester.
Guaranteed serviced at a guaranteed price
The company also offers a daily trucking service from Southern China to its consolidation facility in Hong Kong, along with onward transportation of consignments on arrival into the UK. Combined these constitute a door-to-door service and a single point of contact from origin to destination.
Matt Young, Commercial Manager for the Air & Sea division of Norbert Dentressangle in the UK stated: “Rates from Hong Kong can be extremely volatile, not only in the run up to Christmas and Chinese New Year, but also around major consumer electronics product launches. Our space allocations on flights to the UK protects our customers from this volatility, giving them a guaranteed service at a guaranteed price throughout the year.”
Nol van Fenema