The global freight market is under pressure after a highly unusual 2020 and start to 2021. This has led to a worldwide lack of capacity, while the sea freight market is pressured by both capacity issues and lack of equipment.
DSV has chartered a ship and deployed a full block train from China to Europe to mitigate the capacity challenges for the hard-pressed supply chains.
About the initiative, Henrik Nielsen, Executive Vice President of DSV Air & Sea, said, “In the current freight market, we are now bringing efficient alternative transport solutions, which add the type of flexibility that is of paramount importance to our customers. We have chartered the ship ad hoc and deployed a block train because we expect an extra high demand for transport from China to Europe this summer and in connection with the ‘peak season’. Under these completely extraordinary circumstances, we want to be able to offer security, and therefore we act proactively to ensure extra space across several different modes of transport.”
The chartered ship is provided in a collaboration between several DSV countries across Northern Europe. The volume is expected to be up to 1,800 TEUs. The DSV block train can transport 50, 40 ft high cube, containers.
Source: DSV Panalpina
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