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AAL adds to its European agency network
SINGAPORE: April 19, 2018. Breakbulk and project c...

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DFDS to acquire Turkey's U.N. Ro-Ro
COPENHAGEN: April 18, 2018. European short-sea RoR...

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Etihad Cargo supports bustard relocation
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New CMA CGM rail link between UK and China
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Dutch add more short-sea capacity to London
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Saudia Cargo gets new CEO
JEDDAH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: April 17, 2018. F...

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Turkish Cargo to introduce new routes
ISTANBUL: April 17, 2018. Turkish Cargo is to begi...

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South Carolina opens second inland port
DILLON, SC: April 16, 2018. The South Carolina Por...

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North Sea Port reports increase in first combined traffic
GENT, Belgium: April 16, 2018. North Sea Port (NSP...

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AAL adds to its European agency network
DFDS to acquire Turkey's U.N. Ro-Ro
Etihad Cargo supports bustard relocation
New CMA CGM rail link between UK and...
Dutch add more short-sea capacity to London
Saudia Cargo gets new CEO
Turkish Cargo to introduce new routes
South Carolina opens second inland port
North Sea Port reports increase in first combined...

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November 17, 2014: UTi Worldwide Inc., a global supply chain services and solutions company, has scheduled weekly charter service from Shanghai to the U.S. to ease the backlog of goods needed in North America.

"Airfreight demand has spiked in recent weeks to levels not seen in years" said Ed Feitzinger, UTi's executive vice president, Global Operations, "In order to provide relief to North American importers during these extraordinary times, we are offering dedicated premium lift service to the U.S. Midwest."

The 747 charter flights can carry over 100 tons of airfreight, with virtually no size, weight or commodity restrictions. The first charter is scheduled to depart Shanghai on November 24th with a second charter scheduled for December 1st. The flights will arrive in Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and UTi can arrange on-forwarding to other destinations.

"Congestion at west coast U.S. ports has reached a critical level and we think it will get worse before we see any improvements," said Feitzinger.

"Our charter service offers shippers an alternative to having their freight sit on a dock and miss this important selling season or be forced to shut down a factory for want of parts," he added.

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