Nippon Express has teamed up with Nippon Express Europe to launch a new service using Liege Airport and Ostend-Bruges International Airport
The coronavirus pandemic has led to a chronic scarcity of air cargo space. Liege Airport in eastern Belgium serves as one of Europe’s dedicated cargo airports and currently offers regular and charter flights to and from China, North America, the Middle East and Africa.
With no airline slot restrictions on departures and arrivals and with its geographically advantageous location near the German, Dutch and French borders, the airport has seen its handling volume expand in recent years to put it nearly on par with Europe’s major gateway airports (Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Paris, and London).
Helping enhance the airport’s gateway functions for multiple transport modes are a freight railway station situated near the airport with connections to China-Europe railways as well as an intermodal (barge, road and rail) container terminal yard.
NE Belgium is the first Japanese forwarder to set up operations in the Liege area, and it has opened an office in the airport cargo zone to provide CFS functions. The company is now engaged in air cargo import/export operations using the round-trip charter transport service between Liege and Narita airports launched on April 16.
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