time:matters extends network in Asia

posted on 14th August 2019 by Justin Burns
time:matters extends network in Asia

Speed logistics specialist time:matters has added another three stations in Japan, Singapore and Thailand to its standardised Sameday Air network following the seven locations recently opened in China.

The company’s customers now have access to 84 weekly direct flights between the European hubs in Frankfurt, Munich and Vienna and the three new destinations.

With the new locations in now a total of 10 Asian business centres – Tokyo (NRT), Singapore (SIN), Bangkok (BKK), Shanghai (PVG), Shenyang (SHE), Beijing (PEK), Nanjing (NKG), Qingdao (TAO), Chengdu (CTU) and Guangzhou (CAN) – time:matters is further expanding its presence in Asia and increasing its network density for the fastest possible global connections.

To tap into the Chinese market, time:matters founded time:matters International Freight Forwarding Ltd. in June 2019 to provide customers with comprehensive support in Mandarin through a local hotline, email address and additional website.

time:matters is now offering transports of time-critical shipments between the new stations and existing Sameday Air locations in Europe, Israel, the US and Mexico with a high level of reliability and precision.

Urgently required goods shipments can be collected and cleared through customs on the same day and reach their required destination in the unique Sameday Air network within the shortest possible time thanks to especially fast handling times starting at 90 minutes and transit times at the European hubs up from 45 minutes.

“We are now connecting further important Asian marketplaces with large European and American business centers via our unparalleled Sameday Air network,” said chief operating officer, Lars Krosch. “This represents an important step towards our long-term goal of providing our customers with a highly efficient global Sameday Air network.”

“The expansion into the Asian market is a key element of our internationalization strategy and will help us to considerably extend our global quality promise and product range,” added Alexander Kohnen, CEO of time:matters. “This is a logical step for us following our expansion into China and a response to the specific needs and requirements of our international customer base.”

Customers involved in the automotive, high-tech and semicon, medtech, and machinery and components sectors worldwide in particular will benefit from the new destinations, which will allow them to avoid or mitigate potentially expensive supply chain disruption.

time:matters is using Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines flights for standardised transports to and from Asia. Seamless connection with flights operated by the 21 Sameday Air partner airlines via the Frankfurt, Munich and Vienna hubs ensures unparalleled network coverage and density.

time:matters customers can also book their own shipments as usual via the online portal, track the progress of these and benefit from additional services such as customs clearance, pick-up and delivery upon request. Standardised pricing logic is used for consignments weighing up to 200 kg.