Cargojet and Great Vision HK Express to provide air cargo service between China and Canada

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Cargojet announced it has entered into a three-year agreement with China-based Great Vision HK Express to provide scheduled charter services—from Hangzhou, China to Vancouver, B.C., and from Vancouver, B.C. to Hangzhou, China—utilizing B767-300F aircraft.

Servicing the expanding Chinese e-commerce sector, Cargojet will operate a minimum of three flights per week and began service May 22, with eight flights successfully completed to date. Total revenue for this program is estimated at over $160 million for the full term of the agreement.

“Leveraging Cargojet’s industry-leading record of on-time performance and reliability, together with the connection opportunities from Vancouver to fifteen other cities in Canada, will allow Great Vision HK to provide enhanced services for China-based e-Commerce service providers, to their customers across Canada,” said Jamie B. Porteous, co-chief executive officer.

“We continue to explore opportunities to maximize asset and aircraft utilization and look forward to a strong partnership with Great Vision HK,” added Pauline Dhillon, co-chief  executive officer.

Christine Cheng, co-founder and COO at Great Vision HK, said: “This is an important milestone for Great Vision HK, and we’ve partnered with Cargojet, another industry-leader in Canada, to provide top-quality transportation services to our customers in Asia.”

Great Vision HK provides its customers with China-to-Canada-to-China end-to-end integrated logistics supply chain solutions, including pick up, pre-sorting, international air freight, customs clearance, distribution, last-mile delivery and after-sales services.

“International air freight is a key part of this logistical chain, and we believe through this strategic partnership with Cargojet that we can offer extremely reliable and efficient services to our customers, while continuing to promote trade between the two countries,” Cheng said.

Cargojet is a Canadian provider of time-sensitive, air cargo services to all major cities across North America, providing dedicated, ACMI and International charter services, and carries over 25,000,000 pounds of cargo weekly. Cargojet operates its network with its own fleet of 41 aircraft.