WestJet Cargo has unveiled a new partnership with Flexport, a global player in supply chain technology. This collaboration aims to introduce innovative airfreight solutions for the transportation of Canadian exports to Asia.
In this distinctive agreement, WestJet Cargo will transport Canadian goods to O’Hare International Airport (ORD). At ORD, Flexport operates dedicated freighters that connect the U.S. to crucial air freight hubs in Asia, including Incheon International Airport (ICN), Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), and Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). This arrangement significantly broadens the global reach for WestJet Cargo and its clientele.
The strategic alliance responds effectively to the escalating demand for Canadian products in key Asian markets, especially perishable items like seafood. WestJet Cargo and Flexport’s comprehensive solution addresses the specific requirements of customers in Halifax and the surrounding regions, marking a crucial response to current market needs.
“We’re thrilled to collaborate with WestJet Cargo to provide a creative, dependable air freight solution for Canadian exporters looking for greater access to Asian markets,” said Neel Jones Shah, EVP of Global Key Accounts and Chief Customer Officer. “Our collaboration with WestJet Cargo is the latest example in Flexport’s mission to make global commerce so easy there’ll be more of it; by creating a fast lane for Canadian exporters to move their goods, we can break down global trade barriers and boost export volumes for these producers.”
“This partnership with Flexport opens new doors for WestJet Cargo, and reinforces our commitment to our customers and Canadian economic growth. Together, we offer cutting-edge logistics solutions to meet the growing demand from Canadian exporters to Asia, particularly with regards to our valuable perishable cargo. Using ORD as a connection point, we are seamlessly able to transfer cargo within a matter of hours, further ensuring the freshness and integrity of key Canadian perishable exports,” says Kirsten De Bruijn, Executive Vice-President, Cargo at WestJet Cargo.
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