In the face of coronavirus-induced capacity shortages to and from China, DSV is kicking off its own three times a week charter from 25 February.
Beginning 25 February, DSV will operate a B747-8 freighter three times per week, east and westbound, between Huntsville, Alabama in the US (HSV) and Shanghai (PVG) in China.
DSV says that as a result of multiple airlines either suspending or reducing the number of flights to and from Mainland China, there is an estimated 5,000 tonnes capacity drop available per day.
“Determined to assist our customers in tackling some of the resulting backlogs and offset supply chain disruptions, DSV offers a unique solution via our charter network,” the company says.
The solution ensures that DSV will be fully in control of the capacity available on this charter solution, the company notes.
“Taking advantage of the Huntsville hub and spoke model, we can connect all continents via our DSV controlled charter network and ensure DSV ground handling at uncongested airports.” In Huntsville, express connections are available to and from Latin-American countries and Canada.