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(From International Herald Tribune (Herald Asahi))
Shipping by air costs scads more than by land, but customers are willing to pay to get their deliveries in a jiffy. The Asahi Shimbun KAWASOE, Saga Prefecture-Reined in by speeding restrictions imposed on their truck fleets, transport companies are turning to midnight air freight services
The new air deliveries are not cheap: Sending a package from the southernmost main island of Kyushu to Tokyo or its neighboring prefectures can cost between 30-100 percent more than conventional land transport
But judging from the late-night activity at Saga airport, the guarantee of faster delivery is something …