LA.P. Moller – Maersk announced new scheduled cargo service from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) to Shenyang Taoxian International Airport (SHE). The flights operate twice weekly using Boeing 767 freighter aircraft operated by Amerijet International Airlines. The service will increase to three weekly flights beginning in May 2023. GSP is the first South Carolina airport to offer scheduled cargo service to China. This is the second service from GSP to Asia. In 2022, Maersk began scheduled cargo service from GSP to Incheon, South Korea.
“With the introduction of these new routes, we are further connecting North America and Asia Pacific through regular flights and controlled capacity for our customers. At Maersk, we want to ensure that our customers have the visibility, reliability, and resilience in their supply chains. Air freight continues to be an important asset in our customer’s end-to-end logistics needs”, said Michel Pozas Lucic, Global Head of Air in A.P. Moller-Maersk.
In response to growing demand for cargo services at GSP, a new 110,000 square feet cargo facility was constructed in 2019. In 2022, that facility was expanded by an additional 50,000 square feet. Construction to further expand our capacity is underway. GSP is expanding our cargo apron, doubling aircraft parking capacity from three Boeing 747 to six simultaneously.
“We are thrilled to welcome another significant investment by Maersk at GSP. This service increases access for trade between Asia, South Carolina and the entire Southeast U.S. With scheduled service to two major Asian gateways, the Upstate South Carolina region furthers its position as a leader in air cargo logistics. We are confident that this new route will be just one of many exciting routes announced in the years to come,” said GSP President and CEO, Dave Edwards.