Nippon Express launches air cargo industry's fastest consolidated service to Mexico - "Mexican Eagle Liner Midnight Express"
December 28, 2016
-- Next-day early-morning arrival in Mexico for cargo shipped from Japan --
On December 15 Nippon Express expanded its "Mexican Eagle Liner" series of consolidated air cargo services from Japan to Mexico with the launch of its "Mexican Eagle Liner Midnight Express," a high-speed service product offering the air cargo transport industry's fastest service to Mexico City/Guadalajara.
[Background to development]
A growing number of automotive-related companies from Japan and elsewhere have been setting up operations in Mexico, especially the Central Plateau region, boosting demand for the urgent transport of parts and prototypes from Japan. The standard approach for urgent transport to overseas destinations has been "hand carry service" in which an employee from Nippon Express or a contracted company boards the same aircraft as the cargo and takes it through customs clearance at the arrival airport as carry-on or checked baggage, but the time and airfare required for this round-trip have made this approach problematic.
[Factors enabling high-speed service]
Nippon Express is the only forwarding company with an operational base ("shed") inside Haneda Airport handling both domestic and international cargo, enabling it to sort international cargo arriving at the airport via domestic flights and then load the cargo straight onto international flights. The new service fully leverages this advantage by loading cargo shipped from locations throughout Japan onto late-night flights bound from Haneda to Los Angeles.
With the Nippon Express Group also responsible for sorting and forwarding cargo upon arrival in Los Angeles, cargo can be shipped by air to Mexico that same day; domestic transport after arrival in Mexico can be arranged with Nippon Express de Mexico.
- Guaranteed fastest lead time in the industry
Next-day early-morning arrival of cargo at the airport in Mexico City/Guadalajara can be guaranteed through the use of late-night flights from Haneda Airport to Los Angeles and in-house forwarding operations at Los Angeles.
- Service accessible from anywhere in Japan
Cargo conveyed by 19:30 to Nippon Express' bonded shed inside Haneda Airport will be loaded aboard flights that same day and will arrive at the airport in Mexico City/Guadalajara early the next morning. Haneda Airport's robust network of domestic routes makes this service available to customers not only in or near the Tokyo metropolitan area but throughout Japan.
- Lower air freight than hand carry
Air freight between airports is about one-half to one-third that of hand carry (based on Nippon Express estimates).