DB Schenker’s Osaka Skybridge

DB SCHENKER is expanding its intermodal service from north Asia to Europe, with a new ‘Skybridge’ hub in Osaka, Japan, writes Thelma Etim, deputy editor.
The Customs-bonded facility in Rinku is strategically located between Kansai International Airport and Osaka Port, ideal for the efficient combination of air and ocean freight between Asia, Europe and the USA, says a company statement.
Customers can benefit from 50 per cent shorter transit times than on the existing route via Dubai, it notes.
“Our customers in Europe have been requesting a solution to ship cargo especially from north Asia with shorter transit times. We looked at several options,” reveals Janaka De Silva, head of DB Schenkerskybridge in Asia-Pacific.
“Osaka met the criteria necessary for a new hub, and we put this project in motion within six weeks.”
The aim of the skybridge network is to combine the moderate price of ocean freight with the speed of airfreight – especially for shipments from Asia to Europe, via Dubai.
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