HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – August 3, 2021 – Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics Network’, ‘KLN’; Stock Code 0636.HK) introduces a new trans-Pacific air freight service to connect several Asian locations in the United States to seize the increased demands in the air freight market affected by the pandemic. Called the Kerry Freight Controlled Network (‘KCN’), the freight integrator focuses on the Americas hub located in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. Inaugural flights will depart Hong Kong in August 2021.
KCN is a fixed-term solution that provides standard air freight services to customers with guaranteed space and long-term prices, meeting the needs of customers looking for stable and long-term solutions. KCN is the market leader in heavy air cargo integrators with door-to-door solutions for a wide range of products: from small packages to large and oversized cargoes, including DGR and lithium batteries.
KLN partners with Huntsville International Airport in Alabama, USA to establish a hub at the airport, operating inbound and outbound air cargo flights as well as trucking routes for ensure continuous transportation of goods across the Americas. KLN will operate multiple aircraft on a weekly basis from selected origins in Asia.
Kevin Bulger, US COO, Kerry Logistics Network, said, “We chose Huntsville as the America Air Cargo Hub for KCN because it is congestion free and benefits from expedited freight transfer to. Latin America and Mexico. With the cooperation of HSV, we will be able to perform fast shipment of cargoes to cities in the United States and Canada. KCN will be a welcome service in the increasingly tight air cargo market and meet the demands of customers looking for a durable and reliable solution to their air cargo needs.
Rick Tucker, CEO of the Port of Huntsville said, “The Port of Huntsville is a southeast gateway to countries around the world and makes our region a highly desirable location for business and industry. Home to Huntsville International Airport (HSV), Jetplex Industrial Park (JIP) and International Intermodal Center (IIC), our port creates efficient, effective and economical solutions for customers and drives the regional economy through a strong transport infrastructure, global connectivity and innovative logistics solutions. will improve HSV’s global connectivity and speed to market for solutions. We welcome our new logistics partner at HSV and look forward to a successful long-term partnership.
With its excellent track record in the industry, carrier support, customs clearance capacity and extensive coverage of major air transit hubs in different regions, KLN’s air freight business, from Asia to the world , jumped in 2020.
About Kerry Logistics Network Limited (Stock Code 0636.HK)
Kerry Logistics Network is a global 3PL based in Asia with a very diverse business portfolio and the strongest coverage in Asia. It offers a wide range of supply chain solutions ranging from integrated logistics, international freight transit (air, sea, road, rail and multimodal), industrial project logistics, cross-border e-commerce, last mile execution and infrastructure investments.
With a global presence in 60 countries and territories, Kerry Logistics Network has firmly established itself in half of the world’s emerging markets. Its diverse infrastructure, extensive coverage of international gateways, and local expertise spans China, India, Southeast Asia, CIS, Middle East, LATAM and other locations.
Kerry Logistics Network generated revenues of over HK $ 53 billion in 2020 and is the largest international logistics company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
About the Port of Huntsville – Huntsville, Alabama, United States
The Port of Huntsville is an inland port facility that includes: Huntsville International Airport (HSV), International Intermodal Center, Jetplex Industrial Park, # 83 Foreign Trade Zone, Signature Flight Assistance, Sheraton Four Points hotel and Sunset Landing Golf Course.
Huntsville International Airport (HSV) is the largest commercial airport in northern Alabama, serving more than one million passengers per year. The International Intermodal Center, located in the Port of Huntsville, provides a unique hub specializing in the reception, transfer, storage and distribution of international and domestic freight by air, rail and road. The Port of Huntsville is ranked 18th for international air cargo, on the continental United States, with connections to Europe, Asia and South America. HSV features include two parallel runways, one 10,000 feet and one 12,600 feet (second longest in the Southeastern United States), 2.3 million square feet of air cargo ramp space, logistics solutions facilities for the cold chain and are served by national and international all-cargo carriers. Visit www.portofhuntsville.com for more information.