DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics has announced that it is shoring up its charter program on the route between Hong Kong and Europe with a long-term contract. The logistics provider aims to offer its customers reliable air freight capacity from January 2022 out to March 2024.
To avoid dispatch bottlenecks, DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics operates at smaller airports like Liège in Belgium. This location is well connected to the logistics provider’s overland transport network, which in turn speeds up pickup and delivery processes. In the future, DACHSER will operate a Boeing 747-400F on the Hong Kong–Liège route and vice versa. Flying at fixed times, this aircraft can accommodate up to 100 metric tonnes of freight.
Timo Stroh, Head of Global Air Freight at DACHSER commented: “Air freight capacity is in extremely short supply, so we’ll continue to rely on a strong network with our own capacity and to plan early on, predictively, and long-term.”
By establishing its own air freight network with dedicated capacity, DACHSER hopes to create security and stability for its customers on some of the most important freight routes between Europe, Asia, and the US during a time of great capacity shortage. In 2021 alone, the logistics provider handled 175 charter flights involving 12 regular dispatch locations and 15 destinations.
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