On October 13 Nippon Express launched its "NEX-SPEED Super-Fast! Atlanta" high-speed consolidated service for air cargo being shipped out of Haneda airport in Japan to the south-eastern US via Atlanta airport.
"NEX-SPEED Super-Fast! Atlanta" achieves the fastest shipping time available, by loading cargo conveyed to Haneda in the morning on to a direct flight bound for Atlanta that same day; once the cargo arrives at Atlanta airport, the Atlanta Branch of Nippon Express USA promptly takes receipt of the cargo from the airline's terminal.
Nippon Express is the only forwarder with a work facility handling both domestic and international cargo inside Haneda airport, allowing it to sort cargo arriving on domestic flights within the airport and then load the cargo aboard international flights. The company has its own facility (CFS) in close proximity to Atlanta airport, and this, combined with the (optional) emergency delivery service offered by the Atlanta Branch, enables same-day delivery. With operations at both the departure and arrival points being handled in-house, lead time is about a day and a half less than that of Nippon Express' conventional services.