Henan Opens a New Air Freight Route to Boost Cross-border E-commerce
Chartered flight exclusive to Henan’s cross-border e-commerce service has opened a new route recently.At 19:00 of May 6, loaded with over 100 tons of cross-border e-commerce export goods and medical supplies, an all-cargo flight (B747-400) took off from Zhengzhou airport to New York, marking the successful launch of the first air freight route exclusive to cross-border e-commerce export service between Henan and America.
Successful launch of the first air freight route exclusive to cross-border e-commerce export service between Henan and America. [Photo provided to Henan Daily]
On the same day, another chartered flight between Zhengzhou and Liege also took off for its export mission.Two air freight missions within one day promoted the effective coordination and cooperation between the “Aerial Silk Road”and the “Online Silk Road”, and accelerated Henan’s opening-up.
Since the resumption of normaloperation of the chartered flight exclusive to cross-border e-commerce between Henan and Europe on April 8, 8 air freight missions have been conducted to transport 1,000 tons of cargo to over 20 European countries with a total export-import volume reaching 272 million yuan, which have savedover 10 million yuan of logistics costs for nearly 350 cross-border e-commerce enterprises and maintaineda growth momentum for cross-border e-commerce export service even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Undertaken by Boeing 747 flight (carrying capacity: 100 tons), the air freightexclusive to cross-border e-commerce export service between Henan and America is managed by EHL International Logistics Services Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of Henan Bonded Logistics Center, and is scheduled to operate 3 times a week.At present, the reservation is booming.
The launch of this chartered cargo flight not only provides a guarantee for cross-border e-commerce enterprises in Henan to go global, but also opens up a new channel for the export of epidemic prevention materials.By widening the “Aerial Silk Road” to realize the “Integration between Air Freight and Cross-border E-commerce”, Henan has enhanced its air freight capacity for cross-border e-commerce and spared no efforts to promote the connectivity between China and the world.
“This year marks the 6 anniversary of the strategic goal of ‘Buying Global and Selling Gobal’. Sticking to the ‘Coordination between the Four Silk Roads’ and the ‘Integration between Air Freight and Cross-border E-commerce’, Henan Bonded Logistics Center has overcome the serious international capacity shortage caused by the suspension of a large number of international passenger routes during the pandemic and timely opened the chartered flights exclusive to cross-border e-commerce service with a fair price to enhance the international air capacity by ensuring that international chartered flights in Henan can run as normal, which havesafeguardedthe cross-border e-commerce enterprises in Henanand further strengthenedthe comprehensive competitiveness of Henan’s local industries,” said Xu Ping, president of Henan Bonded Logistics Center.
With the full operation of the chartered flights exclusive to cross-border e-commerce service along the European and American routes, it is expected to operate 9 times a week by the end of May.
据介绍，随着欧线、美线跨境电商专线包机的全面开启，河南跨境电商专线包机到5月底有望快速增至每周9班往返运行。（记者 王延辉翻译 赵汉青 审校 李文竞）