- Geodis' cross-border delivery service, MyParcel, has bolstered its capacity with two new airport gateway facilities in New York and Los Angeles, the company announced April 18.
- The gateways at John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport add to the processing and handling capabilities of MyParcel's current service out of Chicago. They also unlock reduced first-mile costs and time in transit for MyParcel shipments, particularly for service to Canada.
- Geodis "duplicated" the Chicago gateway service offering for both JFK and LAX, providing same-day processing for expedited transit times, the release said. The three gateways can now tap into 42 flights a week via Europe-bound passenger flights or Geodis-leased freighter aircraft into Amsterdam and London.
E-commerce growth isn't just a U.S. affair, and domestic businesses are looking to fulfill demand from online shoppers worldwide. Delivery providers have capitalized on this opportunity by launching services and inking deals catering to international shipping for online orders.
Geodis' MyParcel service first launched in 2020 with service out of Chicago O'Hare International Airport, and it currently provides delivery from the U.S. to 26 European continental countries, the United Kingdom and Canada. The added gateways in New York and Los Angeles will aid its expansion into new markets like Mexico, Australia and New Zealand, the release said.
Once a MyParcel shipment enters its destination country, expedited ground transportation ferries the package to the customer's doorstep. Delivery times range from two to seven days from the U.S. to the final destination, the release said.
“Our gateway expansion offers customers a new way to unlock cross-border e-Commerce potential by reducing total time in transit and costs to key global markets," said Michael Lamia, senior vice president of Geodis MyParcel and Geodis eLogistics, in a statement.
MyParcel had been pushing for speedier transit times prior to the gateway expansion. In December, Geodis announced MyParcel added an "Air Zone Skip" service from the U.S. to Canada. The service consolidates individual shipments via air transport, bypassing multiple touchpoints and giving retail shippers a faster and more streamlined way to ship into Canada, a news release said.
Other companies looking to take advantage of higher cross-broder e-commerce demand include UPS, which announced in 2022 an agreement with direct-to-consumer e-commerce firm ESW to give shippers faster access to customers in international markets. Addtionally, FedEx said earlier this year it reached an agreement with Shippo that provides merchants with discounted rates for its International Connect Plus service.