October 27, 2015: Norwegian Cargo, the freight arm of low-cost carrier Norwegian, has appointed Jan de Rijk Logistics its road feeder operator linking the UK with 50 airports in Europe.
Freight forwarders will benefit as the new agreement takes advantage of Norwegian's fast-growing long-haul network between London and five U.S. cities - New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale and Boston.
Freight shipments arriving in London from the U.S. with onward connections will now be transported daily by Jan de Rijk Logistics to key European cargo gateways including Brussels, Amsterdam and Frankfurt – arriving less than 48 hours after departure.
Bjørn Erik Barman-Jenssen, head of Cargo at Norwegian said: "As a low-cost carrier operating state-of-the-art Dreamliners to popular destinations worldwide, we have a unique and compelling offering to become the go-to carrier for freight shipments. Norwegian Cargo can give forwarders even more peace of mind as Jan de Rijk's extensive trucking network, significant expertise and fleet of specialist vehicles will efficiently support our cargo operations. As such, we can use our expansive air and road networks to offer businesses more connections to the world's key markets."
Robert Kleppers, Senior Sales Executive Air Cargo at Jan de Rijk Logistics, said: "Some of the world's largest airlines already recognise our customer service and operational experience so we are delighted that Norwegian has chosen to work with us. Jan de Rijk Logistics is TAPA TSR1 and IATA CEIV Pharma Handling certified, so we can offer any kind of service that will make Norwegian's cargo proposition even more compelling."
Customers can benefit from up to 15 tonnes of widebody capacity on Norwegian's Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft which services Norwegian's six long-haul destinations from London.