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GEODIS, a transportation and logistics service provider, upgrades its AirDirect services between Europe, the United States and Asia with its own leased A330-300 full freighter aircraft. Operating between Amsterdam, London, Chicago and Hong Kong, and flying under the GEODIS brand, the aircraft will also serve the China–Europe route for the peak season. The first flight will take off in September.
“With the continued strain on airfreight capacity, we wish to ensure a more sustainable supply of air cargo space for our clients and are therefore investing in this, our own, first dedicated freighter,” says Marie-Christine Lombard, CEO, GEODIS. “Our aim is to constantly find dependable solutions to secure our clients’ supply chains, which are critical to their business growth.”
“Our AirDirect service has operated more than 650 air charter flights so far across Asia, Europe, North and Latin America in order to secure capacity for our customer shipments worldwide," says Eric Martin-Neuville, executive vice president freight forwarding, GEODIS. "The experience gained from these operations has led to the decision to charter our own GEODIS freighter. This will provide our clients with a reliable schedule of flights, under our operational control, helping them overcome the significant logistical constraints that the market is currently enduring."
GEODIS a global supply chain operator committed to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) complement the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries. In 2020 GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.4 billion in sales.
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