SF Express and Japan Airlines strengthen their partnership
On 20th May 2019, SF Express Japan and Japan Airlines (JAL) extended their collaboration in Japan by opening a dedicated Gateway operation for SF Express in Kansai International Airport (KIX).
KIX Gateway Signing Ceremony. Left to right: Mr. Hiroo Iwakoshi (Executive Officer of Cargo & Mail, JAL), Mr. Akira Osada (Manager of Revenue Management, International Route Marketing, JAL), Mr. Takuya Hashimoto (Sales and Marketing Manager, SF Express Japan), and Mr. Simon Truss (GM, SF Express Japan)
The KIX Gateway was initiated by the two parties in 2018 and finally came to completion on 17th April 2019. “Our cargo volume between Japan & China has been growing rapidly over the past 18 months, driven in part by the growing cross border e-commerce market and increasing demand for B2C deliveries. The dedicated Gateway allows us to serve our customers in Western Japan much more efficiently by cutting transit times by up to a day and by streamlining communication between our partners.” said Simon Truss, General Manager of SF Express Japan.
This development is the latest strengthening of the relationship between SF Express and JAL, which began in 2018 with the introduction of an Interline Agreement to collaborate with SF Airlines on the daily KIX – Nanjing flight.
SF Express is a leading comprehensive logistics solution provider well-known in China and has been operating in Japan since 2011. Over the past 26 years, SF has been taking advantage of its air network, road transportation network (truck + high-speed trains), and big data network, to provide the most trustworthy, reliable, convenient and fastest delivery service to its customers in China, connecting them to 225regions and countries around the world. In 2018, SF handled a total of 3.869 billion shipments, a 26.77% increase compared to that of 2017. At the same time volumes between Japan & China increased by 38% in 2018.