Mar 25, 2022|
JD.com Launches Cargo Flights from China to Brazil and Germany
by Yuchuan Wang
JD.com has launched two charter cargo flights from China to Brazil and Germany on March 17 and 19 respectively. Since 2021, the company has consecutively launched cargo flights from China to Thailand, the US, the UK, Brazil and Germany, connecting sellers and buyers from the continents of Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America.
Serving as the first cargo flight of JD.com from China to Latin America, the route between Hong Kong International Airport and Guarulhos International Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil will be operated twice a week by Angola Airlines. The inaugural flight carried a variety of e-commerce goods from China such as FMCG products, sports equipment, digital accessories and more. Local goods were shipped to China on the return trip, facilitating the fast-growing cross-border trade in the two regions.
The route between Xinzheng International Airport in Zhengzhou, Henan province and Cologne Bonn Airport, the second largest airport in Germany, is scheduled three times a week by Capital Airlines of China, and will be transporting mainly e-commerce goods including apparel, cosmetics, digital accessories, furniture and more for export and milk powder, food and auto parts for import. The inaugural flight also transported COVID-19 rapid test kits manufactured in China.
Except for supporting the cross-border transportation between China and Germany, the Zhengzhou – Cologne route will set Cologne as a hub and cover major European cities including Frankfurt, Brussels, Liege, Amsterdam, London and Paris. The company’s self-owned overseas warehouses in Germany, Poland, the UK, the Netherlands and France will be connected to provide integrated supply chain solutions.
According to JD Logistics’ first annual financial report, the company had nearly 80 bonded and overseas warehouses by the end of 2021. Its global supply chain network reaches over 220 countries and regions.