German freight expeditor time:matters is expanding its US operation with the integration of United Airlines into its Sameday 24-hour international delivery network.
The company said customers would benefit from fast transport and handling times to and from the US.
By way of example, it said urgently required spare parts from southern Germany might be booked late into the night for pick-up the following morning, when they would be brought directly to Frankfurt for customs clearance before being shipped on by air and delivered directly to the destination production site via Houston and El Paso.
time:matters operates its own courier terminal for express and courier shipments at Frankfurt Airport. It says its Special Speed Solutions service provides access to an international network of more than 500 transport partners, including access to all available airlines and over 3,000 flights per day to some 500 destinations in 90 countries.
“Our goal is to provide our customers with a global Sameday network,” said Franz-Joseph Miller, managing director of time:matters. “By combining with United Airlines, time:matters is taking a major step towards this goal. Our industry customers, in particular, will now benefit from a standardised high-speed transport solution to and from the US, with standardised and stable prices for the entire transport solution.”
The company also recently extended the Sameday Air network to and from Portugal with the integration of TAP Air Portugal. More than 40 additional direct flights per week are now available between Lisbon and Frankfurt, Munich and Vienna.