time:matters expands airfreight express in Shanghai

time:matters is opening a new courier terminal at Shanghai Pudong Airport for handling courier and express airfreight shipments. Source: time:matters GmbH

German time critical logistics company time:matters will this month open a courier terminal at Shanghai Pudong International Airport for handling courier and express airfreight shipments.

The courier terminal is being constructed in collaboration with the terminal operator Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport Cargo Terminal Co. Ltd (PACTL) and is expected to reduce freight handling times by up to two-thirds as well enable time:matters to offer a customised, flexible service.

The terminal has been designed to optimise both the monitoring and the handling speed for time-critical and sensitive goods.

The terminal enables staff to physically monitor shipments on the apron until loading or departure using direct apron access. 

A hub monitoring system enables real-time monitoring and informs the customer proactively in the event of irregularities.

A designated dock for receiving shipments, an X-ray system, and a dedicated counter for receiving export and import documents further improve the quality of service.

To enhance flexibility and speed of shipments and ensure optimal delivery and onward transportation, time:matters relies on fast truck access, its own delivery and pick-up ramp, and its own truck delivery to the recipient.

Depending on the utilisation of the waiting areas, this option saves additional hours in the drop-off and pick-up areas. Handling times will be reduced from approximately four hours for exports and six hours for imports to 120 minutes and 150 minutes, respectively. The terminal is open 24/7, 365 days a year.

“When it comes to the transportation of time-critical, sensitive, and high-value goods, speed and security are essential. With the new terminal in Shanghai, we can significantly improve both for imports and exports,” said Constance Wu, managing director of time:matters (Shanghai) International Freight Forwarding Ltd. 

Business areas for time:matters include automotive, industrial machinery and equipment, aviation and aerospace, high-tech and semicon, medical technology as well as cell and gene therapy.

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