Schenker launches ‘Direct Express’ freighter service from Chicago to Australia

posted on 11th March 2019 by Justin Burns
Schenker launches 'Direct Express' freighter service from Chicago to Australia

German freight forwarder DB Schenker has launched Direct Express – Australia – offering scheduled air cargo services from Chicago (USA) to Sydney (Australia) using a Boeing 777F.

The weekly 777F service from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport has a payload of 102 tonnes, departs Chicago on Monday at 22.45h allowing for a late cut-off for shipment drop-offs, and arrive in Sydney at 12.05 on Wednesday.

Shipments are customs cleared with same-day connections for next-day delivery.

Temperature controlled storage operations are available in Chicago and Sydney, along with a range of services for heavy and outsized shipments, as well as dangerous goods.

Shippers can also guarantee capacity during peak periods through block space agreements, and shipments remain under DB Schenker’s single-source control.

DB Schenker chief commercial officer, Chad Heller said the US is Australia’s third largest trading partner and represents a significant portion of imports to the country.

He added: “A large portion of these imports include the automotive, pharmaceutical and industrial manufacturing industries, many of which are located in the Midwest.

“With speed-to-market becoming more and more critical, our new Direct Express – Australia service is well positioned to meet this need.”