DHL eyes Chubu for faster U.S. link

Kyodo

Deutsche Post DHL said Tuesday it will launch a cargo service later this month that will connect Japan more quickly to the West and East coasts of the United States via Chubu airport near Nagoya.

Under the new service by the world’s leading postal company, all cargo in Japan will be collected at Chubu, or Central Japan International Airport, and delivered directly to Cincinnati, which it positions as the base for North America.

Currently, cargo is sent through Hong Kong. But the new route would shorten the delivery by one day and standardize the time frame to overnight delivery.

The carrier said it will also create new direct routes between Chubu and Taipei and South Korea’s Incheon to speed up services between Asia and the United States. Chubu will also be connected to Australia four days a week, up from the current twice a week.