Wednesday, Governor Kitzhaber announces a new nonstop air cargo service that connects Oregon and southwest Washington with Asia. Asiana Cargo will depart Portland International Airport three times a week to Inchon, Korea. The nonstop air service will provide local businesses and shippers faster transit times, competitive pricing, reduced damage to cargo because of less handling and cost savings. Kitzhaber says it makes sense for Oregon to be a part of this new service: “Oregon currently ranks ninth in this country in per capita value of exports. And with 470,000 jobs, reported by International Trade in Oregon, we hope to make those statistics better. And Asiana Cargo will certainly help us do that." Kitzhaber says the service is set to begin on September and will serve Oregon’s top three trading partners in northeast Asia, Korea, Japan and China.