Time:matters expands into China

Time critical logistics firm time:matters has added seven stations in China to its sameday air transport network as it continues with its global expansion strategy.

The move will allow the logistics firm to offer services to and from stations in Shanghai (PVG), Shenyang (SHE), Beijing (PEK), Nanjing (NKG), Qingdao (TAO), Chengdu (CTU) and Guangzhou (CAN). To run the business it has established time:matters Shanghai International Freight Forwarding.

“Urgently required goods shipments will be collected and cleared through customs on the same day and, thanks to fast handling and transit times of just an hour or more, will reach their required destination in Europe, the US, Mexico or China within the shortest possible time”, the company said.

The Chinese stations offer handling times of one-and-a-half hours for export shipments and starting from two hours for import shipments.

“Thanks to the especially rapid transit times of 60 minutes or more at the European hubs, time:matters is ideally positioned to quickly reach the 130 stations within its unique Sameday Air network,” the company added.

“We are now connecting key Chinese marketplaces with large business hubs in Europe and the US via our Sameday Air network,” added COO Lars Krosch. “We plan to integrate further Asian stations, in keeping with our long-term goal of providing our customers with a global and highly efficient Sameday Air network.”

“The expansion into the Chinese market and foundation of a local subsidiary in Shanghai are key elements of our internationalisation strategy,” explained Alexander Kohnen, CEO of time:matters. “This will allow us to meet specific needs and requirements of our global customer base and to extend our global quality promise as well as our product range.”

Last year, the company added new stations in the US as it expanded its network for the first time since 2011. Initially, these offices shared the facilities and infrastructure of parent company Lufthansa Cargo, but it is understood that it will soon begin employing its own staff.

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