DB Schenker launches Chicago – Sydney flights

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DB Schenker has launched Direct Express – Australia, offering scheduled air cargo services from Chicago, USA to Sydney, Australia using a Boeing 777 Freighter.

The weekly Boeing 777-300 Freighter service from Chicago’s O’Hare airport will offer shippers in the Midwest with faster, more reliable air cargo services to Australia.

The 777F, which has a payload of 102 tonnes, departs Chicago on Monday at 22.45 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 to most major in Australia.

Temperature controlled storage operations are available in Chicago and Sydney, and a wide range of solutions are available for heavy and outsized shipments, as well as hazardous goods.

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

DB Schenker’s eSchenker web portal offers shippers 100% shipment visibility from pickup to delivery.

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