SF Express launches Nanjing-Osaka freighter

China’s SF Express has added a Boeing 737-300 freighter service between Nanjing and Osaka in Japan, the first international route by the express airline to have a daily chartered flight that leaves at the same time Monday to Friday.
SF Express International business unit chief executive David William Adams said: "The opening of Nanjing-Osaka air cargo route further enriches our international air express transportation network.
"With the solid foundation of our air, ground, and information system, we are able to provide an integrated logistics solution with comprehensive service for our customers, which makes our cross-border logistics capabilities more efficient and helps to create a better customer experience."
SF Express Japan general manager Simon Truss said that the Nanjing-Osaka air cargo route will help to raise awareness of SF Express and its brand in Osaka as it represents growing trade ties between China and Japan. 
With the support of the city of Nanjing and Nanjing Lukou International Airport, goods sent by SF Express Nanjing-Osaka cargo flights will be able to go through the customs clearance process more quickly.
Nanjing, as an important hub within east China, has seen rapid economic growth over the last few years, and as a result its air logistics capabilities have become more and more sophisticated as well, said an SF Express spokesperson.
The spokesperson added: "At the same time, as a leader in the privately-run express delivery space, SF Express has been focusing on expanding and improving China’s logistics network to provide first-mile pick-up and last-mile delivery capabilities throughout the entire country.
"SF Express hopes that with this new air cargo service, it can help more companies from the Yangzte River Delta expand overseas, as well as help more foreign companies enter the China market."

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