Taiwan-headquartered international transportation specialist Dimerco has launched a new Air+Road service from China to Mexico, via the US.
Aimed at companies shipping high-value components to manufacturing plants it offers door-to-door transit times of 6˗8 days with high security. It says that manufacturing operations in North America increasingly rely on rapid replenishment of component parts from China, but ocean freight is too slow and direct air freighter services are limited.
Air+Road combines regular consolidated flights from China to Los Angeles and Dallas with cross-border bonded trucking service where team drivers travel non-stop and only on highways to keep cargo safe.
In Mexico, cargo is delivered to the international airport closest to the consignee, where it is treated by Customs as a China to Mexico airport-to-airport shipment. Dimerco expedites customs clearance before transferring cargo to a standard truck and transporting it to the consignee.
While 2-3 days slower than direct air freight, Air+Road is 30-40% cheaper and is a practical response to the near absence of direct air freight shipping from China to Mexico.