Japanese firm launches midnight express air cargo services to Mexico
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Nippon Express announced it has expanded its "Mexican Eagle Liner" series of consolidated air cargo services from Japan to Mexico with the launch of its "Mexican Eagle Liner Midnight Express," a high-speed service product offering the air cargo transport industry's fastest service to Mexico City/Guadalajara.
“A growing number of automotive-related companies from Japan and elsewhere have been setting up operations in Mexico, especially the Central region, boosting demand for the urgent transport of parts and prototypes from Japan,” said the company in a press release.
The standard approach for urgent transport to overseas destinations has been "hand carry service" in which an employee from Nippon Express or a contracted company boards the same aircraft as the cargo and takes it through customs clearance at the arrival airport as carry-on or checked baggage, but the time and airfare required for this round-trip have made this approach problematic.
Nippon Express is the only forwarding company with an operational base ("shed") inside Haneda Airport handling both domestic and international cargo, enabling it to sort international cargo arriving at the airport via domestic flights and then load the cargo straight onto international flights.
The new service fully leverages this advantage by loading cargo shipped from locations throughout Japan onto late-night flights bound from Haneda to Los Angeles.
With the Nippon Express Group also responsible for sorting and forwarding cargo upon arrival in Los Angeles, cargo can be shipped by air to Mexico that same day; domestic transport after arrival in Mexico can be arranged with Nippon Express de Mexico.