A.P. Moller – Maersk is strengthening its air cargo link with two new freight routes between the US and China.

Maersk´s expects to plug a connectivity gap between the world’s two largest markets for ocean customers. The company will commence with two weekly flights between Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) and Shenyang Taoxian International Airport (SHE), and with two weekly flights between Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH). From May, the services will be increased to three weekly flights, Maersk informs.

With the introduction of these new routes, we are further connecting North America and Asia Pacific through regular flights and controlled capacity for our customers,” Global Head of Air in A.P. Moller – Maersk, Michel Pozas Lucic, says in a press release.

“Air freight continues to be an important asset in our customer´s end-to-end logistics needs,” he continues.

The work will be executed by three newly acquired Boeing 767-300 freighters that have recently been added to the fleet of Maersk Air Cargo, the inhouse cargo airline of Maersk, and will be operated by Miami-headquartered cargo airline, Amerijet International.

Maersk celebrated in May the inaugural flight of the logistics company´s new air freight service with three weekly scheduled flights between Billund and Hangzhou operated by Maersk Air Cargo.

Maersk also recently launched a new air freight service with regular flights between Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina and Incheon, Korea operated by Miami-headquartered cargo airline Amerijet International.