GEODIS AirDirect Services Further Expanded

January 28, 2021 - 08:10
GEODIS AirDirect Services Further Expanded

LEVALLOIS, PERRET - Media OutReach - 28 January 2021 - GEODIS, a leadingglobal transport and logistics provider has confirmed the extension of itsAirDirect service with the addition of a weekly flight from Shanghai toGuadalajara (PVG-GDL). The inaugural flight is planned on 3rd March.  It will be the only such direct service onthe market.


GEODIS AirDirect expands, with new service connecting Shanghai, China to Guadalajara, Mexico.

The service is planned to continue until at least the end of 2022. It provides the only direct access to Mexico from North & Central China. This enhancement complementsthe existing Hong Kong to Guadalajara (HKG-GDL) schedule, initiated in November2019. It has also been expanded into the end of 2022. 


"The success of the AirDirect Mexico service over the past fifteenmonths has encouraged our investment in a direct Shanghai flight to add to ourexisting Hong Kong offer" explains GEODIS Senior Vice President of GlobalAirfreight, Stanislas Brun. "By constantly refining our services in response to the dynamic marketforces currently on display, we continue to support our customer's growth.  We are proud of the unique PVG-GDL offeringwhich augments our nearly 700 AirDirect flights performed over the past 12months."


"We believe a freight partner who is controllingthe transport service network, including flight operations, is a vital asset toAsian exporters," says Onno Boots, GEODIS' Regional President and CEO for AsiaPacific.  "This latest extension to AirDirect is partof an own controlled network (OCN) that provides seamless control overshipments within our multi-modal network throughout Asia."


"Weunderstand our customers such as manufacturers and suppliers in the high-tech,automotive and industrial sectors count on receiving a reliable, scheduled andsecure service from their logistics providers to ensure that their supply chainremains stable. Our continued commitment to the expansion of this directairfreight connection between China and Mexico underscores our ambition toincrease the reach of the China businesses into the Latin America markets,"says Ivan Siew, Managing Director, GEODIS China.  "We look forward to bringing our Chinaclients significant enhancements to our services throughout 2021."


GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operatorrecognized for its commitment to helping clients overcome their logisticalconstraints. GEODIS' growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization,Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and RoadTransport) coupled with the company's truly global reach thanks to a directpresence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries,translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #6 in Europe and #7 worldwide.In 2019, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2billion in sales.