ANA Group’s forwarding unit Overseas Courier Service (OCS) is set to launch a new service on September 15 dedicated to supporting cross-border transport for e-commerce cargo and parcels from Japan. ANA said the service, called iEC, will focus on South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore, and gradually expand into the US and Europe and eventually into China this year.
Whilst the service does not cover restricted items such as food and dangerous goods, the airline says OCS will be able to utilise its domestic and international air network to deliver e-commerce shipments to nearly any country.
With a global network of 400 stations, the air cargo forwarder offers integrated door-to-door delivery, with options including storage, fulfillment, inventory control, customs brokerage, duty deferment and customer-defined Incoterms.
“We have developed the iEC to remove the complicated process of shipping e-commerce goods that customers face,” said Takeshi Negishi, President and CEO of OCS. “Our simple fee structure can be tailored to meet the customers’ needs that deliver reliably and consistently, while integrated with other systems.”