To create additional capacity during the peak fall season, logistics operator Dachser is once again offering a premium flight between Asia and Europe. Starting in mid-October, the charter will operate the Frankfurt - Shanghai - Frankfurt route once a week.
Production is gradually recovering and demand for air transport is increasing month by month, but there is still very little cargo space available due to the low volume of passenger flights. As a result of this situation, the DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics team expects a strong peak season in the fourth quarter of the year with high demand for air cargo capacity.
"We assume that the peak season for air cargo will focus on products from Asia, especially China and Hong Kong," says Timo Stroh, Head of Global Air Freight at Dachser. "We expect demand to peak between mid-October and December, especially in Asia where the industry is really picking up speed." To meet this market demand, Dachser is once again offering premium charter this fall. Starting in mid-October, a Boeing 747-400 will fly once a week ensuring full charter services between Frankfurt and Shanghai. DACHSER manages the subsequent land distribution throughout Europe through its Frankfurt branch (Dachser Frankfurt Import Gateway).
Premium product in current market conditions
This is the third time that Dachser Air & Sea Logistics has carried out this project. Fixed transit times make the service reliable and allow customers to plan their operations in advance. By combining its land, air and sea transport networks, Dachser can respond quickly to changing route situations in Europe and speed up the collection and delivery processes. "With this global network capacity, we are well prepared for the challenges of the 'new normal' and can offer our customers a robust and reliable capacity solution under current market conditions," concludes Stroh.