time:matters has added seven Chinese stations to its worldwide Sameday Air network, offering 157 direct flights a week to European hubs.
Transportation of time-critical shipments will now be offered in Shanghai, Shenyang, Beijing, Nanjing, Qingdao, Chengdu and Guangzhou.
Urgent shipments will be collected and cleared through customs on the same day and can reach their required destination in Europe, the US, Mexico or China within shorter time periods.
The Chinese stations offer short handling times starting at one and a half hours for export shipments and two hours for imports.
Lars Krosch, chief operating officer of time:matters says: “We plan to integrate further Asian stations, in keeping with our long-term goal of providing our customers with a global and highly efficient Sameday Air network.”
Local company time:matters Shanghai International Freight Forwarding was founded specifically for this purpose on 1 June, offering customers local support from booking assistance to issuing air waybills and invoicing.
The international employees in Shanghai speak a number of languages including Mandarin and English, and can be reached via a local phone number and a dedicated email address.
Alexander Kohnen, CEO of time:matters says: “The expansion into the Chinese market and foundation of a local subsidiary in Shanghai are key elements of our internationalisation strategy. This will allow us to meet specific needs and requirements of our global customer base and to extend our global quality promise as well as our product range.”