Aug 11, 2021|

JD Launches Second China–U.S. Cargo Flight


by Yuchuan Wang

JD launched a cargo flight between Shanghai and New York on Aug. 6, the company’s second China-US flight following the Nanjing-Los Angeles one commenced on Jun. 7.

The flight is operated twice a week from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport, mainly transporting e-commerce goods and general trade goods. JD is making use of the cargo space of Boeing 777 provided by China Eastern Airlines.

JD sets front warehouses in Shanghai and Shenzhen in order to cover the transportation of products from China’s major manufacturing regions in eastern, northern and southern China.

By launching front warehouses in Shanghai and Shenzhen, the freight route will be able to deliver products from China’s two major manufacturing regions in eastern and southern China.  The flight will enable transportation from China to clients in the U.S. in as fast as 48 hours, greatly reducing the fulfillment time and further stimulating goods transport and e-commerce development between the two countries.

JD’s international logistics business has been working with enterprises to help them shorten cross-border delivery time and build up their global distribution capabilities. The e-commerce and logistics powerhouse targets to build a “double 48” network to deliver from China to the destination country within 48 hours and deliver to end customers within 48 hours.