FedEx unit adds US-Hong Kong charter

FedEx unit adds US-Hong Kong charter

FedEx Trade Networks, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., announced the addition of an MD-11 charter to its existing international air cargo distribution service from Hong Kong to the United States.

The FedEx Trade Networks China Connect service now offers two scheduled flights each week with Thursday and Saturday departures year-round from Hong Kong to Chicago and onto New York, with ground service throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The service supplements FedEx Trade Networks' existing cargo capacity on commercial flights from the same region.

"FedEx Trade Networks is responding to customer demand by adding another chartered FedEx Express MD-11 to our China Connect service," said Ed Clark, president and chief executive of FedEx Trade Networks, in a statement. "We are providing our customers with consistent and dependable year-round service, unlike other providers that only offer additional lift during peak season."

The additional MD-11 doubles the charter capacity offered by FedEx Trade Networks China Connect, providing 180,000 pounds of increased capacity each week.

FedEx Trade Networks China Connect serves a variety of industries including garments, high-tech, automotive and finished consumer goods.

FedEx Trade Networks, headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., is a provider of customs brokerage, global ocean and air cargo distribution, Trade and Customs Advisory Services, information technology, and trade facilitation solutions.