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time:matters opens Courier Terminal at Shanghai Pudong Airport

Fast handling courier and express air freight shipments

  • Freight handling times are reduced by up to two-thirds
  • Direct apron access and physical monitoring of shipments provide the highest level of control
  • Customizable supply chain solutions support supply chain resilience

time:matters GmbH is opening a Courier Terminal at Shanghai Pudong Airport for handling courier and express air freight shipments. The launch coincides with the start of transport logistic China on June 25, 2024, and represents a further expansion of the company’s service capacity for handling courier and express air shipments in the Asia-Pacific region. The time:matters Courier Terminal (tmCT) is being constructed in collaboration with the terminal operator PACTL (Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport Cargo Terminal Co. Ltd.).

“When it comes to the transportation of time-critical, sensitive, and high-value goods, speed and security are essential. With the new terminal in Shanghai, we can significantly improve both for imports and exports,” says Constance Wu, Managing Director of time:matters (Shanghai) International Freight Forwarding Ltd. time:matters has had a subsidiary in Shanghai for five years. Since that time, the company has established itself as a strong partner for fast and reliable logistics solutions, even under challenging conditions such as the Covid-19 pandemic.

Courier Terminal increases efficiency and control of shipments

The tmCT has been designed to optimize both the monitoring and the handling speed for time-critical and sensitive goods. In doing so, time:matters is building on its many years of expertise gained at the Courier Terminals for example in Frankfurt and Munich since 2004 and 2019, respectively. For the first time at the tmCT in Shanghai, time:matters offers the possibility to physically monitor shipments on the apron until loading or departure using direct apron access. This guarantees maximum control over all shipments as well as a customized service, reliability, and flexibility for customers. A hub monitoring system also enables real-time monitoring and informs the customer proactively in the event of irregularities. A designated dock for receiving shipments, an X-ray system, and a dedicated counter for receiving export and import documents further improve the quality of service. To enhance flexibility and speed of shipments and ensure optimal delivery and onward transportation, time:matters relies on fast truck access, its own delivery and pick-up ramp, and its own truck delivery to the recipient. Depending on the utilization of the waiting areas, this option saves additional hours in the drop-off and pick-up areas. Handling times will be reduced from approximately four hours for exports and six hours for imports to 120 minutes and 150 minutes, respectively. The terminal is open 24/7, 365 days a year.

The importance of resilient supply chains

In the global supply network of time:matters, the tmCT is an ideal complement to master the complex challenges of modern logistics. “Given the volatile global economy and the current geopolitical situation, the importance of resilient supply chains to maintain operational stability and protect companies from disruptions has increased tremendously,” said Bernhard zur Strassen, CEO of time:matters. “Our high-performance transportation solutions help companies around the world ensure this resilience on an ad hoc basis or as a regular backup solution. We focus on solutions that we can offer our customers individually and in the shortest possible time. At the same time, the development at Shanghai Pudong Airport is a consistent contribution to our company’s growth strategy.”

Based on the respective transport requirements, time:matters offers fast, efficient, customer-centric, and reliable end-to-end transport solutions worldwide. The company’s focus industries include automotive, industrial machinery and equipment, aviation and aerospace, high-tech and semicon, medical technology as well as cell and gene therapy. Use cases include the delivery of highly urgent spare parts, missing production equipment, medical samples, hazardous goods, or important documents.