Starting in mid-October, logistics service provider Dachser is increasing its network capacities by adding peak season charters to connect Asia and Europe
CHINA – Media OutReach – 15 October 2020 – While production is gradually recovering, cargo space is still limited owing to the reduced number of passenger flights. In light of this situation, Dachser Air & Sea Logistics is launching seasonal charters to cope with the expected high demand in the fourth quarter of the year.
“The market in Asia has now picked up speed again with production ramping up, and we are seeing increasing tonnages for export. With passenger flights not likely to resume to pre-Corona level, we can expect a lively peak season this year,” said Edoardo Podestà, COO Air & Sea Logistics explained the situation. “Additional capacities have been created for this purpose.”
From mid-October until the end of the year, a Boeing 747-400 will be flying once a week as a full charter between Frankfurt and Shanghai. Dachser is also handling Europe-wide distribution with its own Road network via the Frankfurt Import Gateway.
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Dachser has been offering this peak season charter for the third consecutive year. Fixed transit times make the service reliable and enable customers to plan ahead.
With the seamless integration of its road and air & sea logistics networks, Dachser is able to respond quickly to changing route situations in Europe and accelerate the pickup and delivery processes.
“At Dachser we have a strong global network capability, so we are well prepared for the ‘new normal’ and offer our customers a reliable solution in volatile market conditions,” Podestà summed up.
The logistics provider is at the same time running weekly charters for the Hong Kong-Frankfurt route and the Transatlantic Frankfurt-Chicago rotation service.
Headquartered in Germany, Dachser is one of the world’s leading logistics providers. Using its own in-house developed IT-systems, Dachser incorporates transport, warehousing, and value-added services to provide comprehensive supply chain solutions.
Thanks to some 31,000 employees based in 393 locations all over the globe, Dachser generated a consolidated net revenue of approximately EUR 5.7 billion in 2019. The same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 80.6 million shipments weighing 41.0 million metric tons. Country organizations represent Dachser in 44 countries.
In Asia, Dachser employs more than 1,696 people in 48 locations in 12 Business Areas. Its Asia Pacific Regional Head Office is located in Hong Kong.