MAERSK has inaugurated a new Chicago Air Freight Gateway near O'Hare Airport designed to offer direct planeside recovery with immediate transfers to the new facility, according to a press release.
Seventy per cent of the US is within an overnight truck drive enabling critical shipments from Asia and the EU to speed to their destination when the timing is essential.
"We want to expand our air freight presence and logistics services in key locations, and today's Chicago inauguration is an important step in our integrated offering to customers," said Maersk.
"We want to create more routing options and flexibility for customers looking to improve their air cargo supply chains. Our new Chicago Air Freight Gateway offers an integrated supply chain solution to time-critical shipments and order fulfillment deadlines."
The new facility is a Bonded Container Freight Station (CFS) with US Customs and operates as a US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Certified Cargo Screening Facility (CCSF) to ensure timely, secure handling of air freight.
For import cargo, the time taken from arrival at the ORD gateway to being ready for delivery is within 24 hours.
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