Maersk grows US airfreight business with Atlanta hub
20 / 07 / 2023
Maersk has inaugurated a new airfreight gateway near Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL) as it continues to build its US airfreight business.
The 123,000 sq ft site will act as a forward staging facility for Maersk Air Cargo’s Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport own controlled flight operations – from which it operates five Boeing 747 freighter return flights per week to Hahn, Germany, and two 767F flights per week to Shenyang, China, with onward connection to Seoul, Korea.
The Atlanta facility further builds Maersk’s airfreight services in North America. The company recently opened a new Chicago airfreight gateway facility to add more supply chain integration opportunities for customers using Chicago O’Hare International and Rockford International.
Prior to that, Maersk also launched a new airfreight service with regular flights between South Carolina, Korea, and China operated by Miami-headquartered cargo airline Amerijet International.
Offering direct planeside recovery, the new facility has 39 dock doors, two oversized drive-up ramps, and is a Bonded Container Freight Station (CFS) with US Customs. In addition, it operates as a US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Certified Cargo Screening Facility (CCSF) to ensure timely, secure handling of airfreight. This enables priority handling of import and export airline ULDs, said Maersk.
“Maersk is strengthening our promise to customers of integrated, end-to-end logistics solutions by growing our air freight services in a strategic transportation hub,” said John Wetherell, regional head of airfreight, North America.
“Our Atlanta facility enhances our offering, providing customers with superior supply chain flexibility supported by our expanded regional capabilities in warehousing and transportation.
“We will be able to leverage this connectivity to bolster our airfreight network across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the world.”