NAITA is pleased to welcome Kerry Logistics as our newest Sustaining Member Partner! Kerry Apex (HSV) is led by Christin Haenig, Operations Manager. Kerry Logistics is the largest non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) in the Trans-Pacific trade and one of the largest global airfreight forwarders handling over 500,000 tons of airfreight globally. Their extensive network provides a wide range of supply chain solutions, from integrated logistics, international freight forwarding (air, sea, road, rail, and multimodal transport), industrial project logistics to cross-border e-commerce and other related businesses.

Kerry Logistics has recently partnered with the Port of Huntsville to establish a hub at the airport operating inbound and outbound air cargo flights, as well as trucking connections to provide seamless transportation of goods across the Americas.

Kerry Logistics Network Limited has a new Trans-Pacific air freight service connecting multiple Asian locations to the U.S. to capture the heightened demands in the pandemic-hit air freight market. Kerry’s freight integrator centers on the Americas hub set up in Huntsville, Alabama, and inaugural flights originated from Hong Kong in September 2021.

“We chose Huntsville as our Americas air freight hub for KCN as it is congestion-free and enjoys expedited transfer of cargo to Latin America and Mexico,” said Kevin Bulger, chief operating officer of USA, Kerry Logistics Network. “With cooperation from HSV, we will be able to execute swift dispatch of cargoes to cities within the USA and Canada. KCN will be a welcomed service in the increasingly tight air cargo market and meet the demands of customers looking for a lasting and reliable solution to their air freight needs.”

“The Port of Huntsville is a Southeast gateway to countries all over the world and makes our region a highly sought-after location for business and industry,” said Rick Tucker, CEO, Port of Huntsville. “Home to the Huntsville International Airport (HSV), Jetplex Industrial Park (JIP) and the International Intermodal Centre (IIC), our Port creates efficient, effective, and economical solutions for customers and stimulates the regional economy through a strong transportation infrastructure, global connectivity, and innovative logistic solutions. Kerry Logistics Network will enhance HSV’s global connectivity and speed to market solutions. We welcome our newest logistic partner to HSV and look forward to a long term, prosperous partnership.”

“HSV is home to the second longest runway in the Southeast United States at 12,600 feet along with a 10,000-foot runway, providing uncongested operations,” added Barbie Peek, director of Business Development for the Port of Huntsville and NAITA President. “On-site U.S. Customs presence contributes to HSV’s more effective and efficient operation when compared to overcrowded gateways.”

Huntsville has a geographic advantage with highly competitive drive times from HSV to major markets, Peek added.

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