At the beginning of December, DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics carried out its 100th charter flight this year. This cargo flight covered the Frankfurt-Shanghai route as part of DACHSER's exclusive charter program, through which the logistics provider offers specific capacity for the most important air routes between Asia, Europe and the United States.
In response to the decrease in air cargo capacity caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics developed a contingency plan in February using charter services. Initially, this charter program covered the Frankfurt-China route, but at the end of July DACHSER expanded the flight service to include a weekly route between Frankfurt and Chicago. With these measures, the company is compensating for the decrease in air cargo capacity, greatly reduced due to both the global pandemic and the almost total suspension of passenger flights.
"With our strong, integrated network capacity, and together with a team of motivated and dedicated employees, we have been able to offer our customers smart and innovative transportation solutions for many months now," says Timo Stroh, Head of Global Air Freight in Dachser. "At a time when our world is being shaken to its foundations and the systemic relevance of logistics and the entire transport sector has become more vital than ever, we have taken steps from the beginning to develop solutions capable of adapting to our clients".
Integrated transportation solution from a single source
Through its close ground transport network, DACHSER distributes goods arriving at Frankfurt Airport throughout Europe, with fixed transit times and high quality standards. Customers benefit from an integrated transportation solution provided by a single source, covering the entire chain, from sender to recipient.
The DACHSER charter program ensures capacity is secured, regardless of the ups and downs that hit the market.