Maersk Air Cargo begins operations with US-Korea service

By Rebecca Jeffrey

Maersk Air Cargo has carried out its first flight from the US to South Korea. Photo Maersk

Maersk Air Cargo launched operations at the end of October with scheduled flights between the US’s Greenville-Spartanburg Airport in South Carolina and Incheon Airport in South Korea.

The scheduled transpacific operation commenced on October 31 with two weekly flights introducing the first of three newbuild Boeing B767-300F freighters that have recently been purchased by Maersk Air Cargo, launched as a business in April.

All US-Korea flights are being operated by Miami-headquartered cargo airline Amerijet International.

In August, Maersk told Air Cargo News that the B767-300Fs would be operated by Amerijet on a US-China route from this autumn. Air Cargo News has contacted Maersk to clarify whether this plan is going ahead.

Michel Pozas Lucic, global head of Air & LCL in A.P. Moller – Maersk, said: “Back in April, we announced the launch of Maersk Air Cargo as our integrated in-house air cargo carrier.

“With the introduction of this new service between the US and Korea, we have taken the next step in securing logistics solutions for our customers with our own aircrafts.

“Next to the new scheduled transpacific flights, we also operate own controlled capacity from Europe into the US, Mexico, South Africa, and Singapore.”

The scheduled flight of Maersk Air Cargo also marks the first scheduled air cargo operation between the state of South Carolina and Asia. Maersk said the corridor from Greenville-Spartanburg Airport is expected to significantly increase access for trade between Asia, South Carolina, and the entire southeast US

Maersk also recently opened Chicago airfreight gateway facility to add more supply chain integration opportunities for customers using Chicago O’Hare International and Rockford International.

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