Bolloré targets Hainan duty-free retail market with charter flights

Source: Bolloré

Bolloré Logistics has added a new charter service to Hainan to cater for the island’s duty-free shopping demand.

The weekly service was launched after the logistics operator signed a cooperation agreement with the Hainan Provincial Bureau of International Economic Development (IEDB) and Haikou Comprehensive Bonded Zone Management Committee.

The service will operate between Singapore and Haikou via Hong Kong carrying items such as perfumes and cosmetics, and luxury retail brands.

The service offers end-to-end monitoring for both Dangerous Goods (DG) and Non-Dangerous Goods (Non-DG).

The logistics firm said that over the past three years, offshore duty-free spending has skyrocketed in the city of Haikou, which hosts the largest stand-alone duty-free shop in the world.

“To support Hainan’s booming travel retail industry, Bolloré Logistics has worked enhance its transport and logistics services and provide end-to-end supply chain solutions for retailers there,” the company said.

Sun Bo, vice mayor of Haikou city, said: “This February, we discussed the constructive cooperation plan in Haikou with the Bolloré Logistics team.

“The launch of the new air charter service, together with the distribution hub that Bolloré Logistics will build in Haikou, will support Haikou’s strategic development plan to be an international travel retail center.”

On the route, sustainable aviation fuel will be used, Bolloré said.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]