Hong Kong-based forwarder Dimerco says its new Air + Road service has saved up to 40% on freight costs for automotive components from Southern China to a manufacturer in Mexico. Only a few airlines offer a service on the route, and those that do operate only passenger flights that are unable to load freight over 160cm high and have limited space.
Dimerco’s teams in China and the US worked alongside a strategic partner in Mexico with a local cross-border trucking company and partner airlines. Dimerco’s team in China coordinated manual inspections of the oversized cargo, which could not be inspected by X-Ray, and oversaw subsequent repacking of the equipment.
One oversized shipment took just one week to travel from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to destination in Mexico.