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DB Schenker launches Hong Kong-Houston 747-8 freighter

PRESS RELEASE

May 15, 2015: DB Schenker's jetcargo division is launching a new weekly air cargo service effective May 18th, linking Hong Kong, China (HKG), to Chicago, IL (ORD), and Houston, TX (IAH).

Fulfilling the needs of the Oil and Gas, Automotive and Industrial sectors, the new service – with guaranteed capacity – will use Boeing 747-8 F aircraft. The convenience and speed of this new weekly air charter service will benefit DB Schenker's U.S. Midwest customers with freight moving from Southeast China to the U.S. Southwest, Gulf of Mexico and Northern Mexico.

DB Schenker jetcargo is now offering three airfreight solutions with defined lead-times, no dimensional or weight restrictions, and end-to end online tracking. Service options include: 1-2 days (First Class), 3-4 days (Business Class), or within 6 days (Economy). Cargo will include, but is not limited to, Oil and Gas, Project Cargo, and Automotive equipment and supplies.

"This new service offers maximum speed and reach with options to fit our customers' schedules and budgets," says Malcolm Heath, CEO, Schenker, Inc. "They will benefit from complete visibility and access to information when they need it: 24x7x365 days a year. We have a national permit covering all Remote Location Filing (RLF) ports nationwide with specially trained, licensed brokers across the country."

"DB Schenker's Houston Branch is strategically and uniquely positioned to act as a centralized control tower in support our oil & gas and project customers. Our Houston hub can facilitate coordination of logistics throughout the region, including the Gulf of Mexico and border operations, adds Edward Fish, Houston-based VP, Global Projects, Oil and Gas for DB Schenker.

"Our new 150,000 square foot, stand-alone facility is comprised of 123,500 square feet of state-of-the-art warehouse space, 26,500 square feet of new office space, and a five-acre, secured laydown yard. The IAH facility is TAPA "A" and Dangerous Goods certified and offers in-house packing for all types of equipment."

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