As part of its continuous capacity management, air and sea freight forwarder, Dachser is operating chartered B747 flights connecting Frankfurt (FRA) and Shanghai (PVG) during the peak season.
The capacity is being chartered from ASL Airlines with the round trips being operated within Dachser’s own network, offering its Chinese and European customers, “a reliable and plannable solution for their air freight shipments. This means that Dachser can avoid capacity bottlenecks in the current peak season,” it says.
“The initiative does not only provide capacities during the tight peak season. It also reduces lead times during this critical period,” the forwarder adds.
The Dachser team in China loaded, for example, a garment order which was equivalent to ten 40 foot sea freight containers. The air freight charter enables the garments reach the shop much faster while reducing handling effort significantly.
“Air freight charters can be an attractive transport solution for our customers during the busy peak season,” Yves Larquemin, managing director Air & Sea Logistics Asia Pacific explains. “While such a big shipment normally has to be separated in several partial deliveries, Dachser can move the entire order within one single delivery,” he adds.
Dachser generated revenue of EUR 6.12 billion in 2017 and handled a total of 81.7 million shipments weighing 39.8 million tonnes. Dachser is currently represented in 44 countries including Asia, where Dachser has 49 offices in 11 countries.