This year, the logistics provider will again be organizing charter flights for the Frankfurt—Shanghai—Frankfurt route, thus offering customers in central Europe and China weekly round trips during air freight’s peak season.
With the charter round trips, which DACHSER is operating within its own network, the air and sea freight forwarder is offering its European and Chinese customers a reliable and plannable solution for their air freight shipments. This means that DACHSER can avoid capacity bottlenecks in the peak season between October and December. The chartered Boeing 747 offers a freight capacity of 105 metric tons per flight.
“We are expecting this year’s peak season to be another strong one for air freight. Having our own charter means we can create premium capacity for our customers with fixed process and transit times,” says Timo Stroh, Head of Global Air Freight at DACHSER. “In doing so, we enable them to have extra freight volume even when capacity in the air freight market is tight.” Special items, such as temperature-controlled goods and express goods, can also be sent anywhere in Europe and to northern China.
Charter project customers in Europe also benefit from the interlocking of the DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics and DACHSER European Logistics business lines. The company handles pick-up and delivery with the help of comprehensive overland transports, and in Asia, DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics organizes collection and distribution for hinterland transport through partners.