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Transport and logistics company DSV is expanding its air charter network that offers controlled cargo capacity on key trade lanes, while DHL Express is beefing up its air cargo fleet with converted freighters amid rising demand for express services.

DSV in a release on July 23 said it is now expanding its air charter network that provides controlled cargo capacity and reliable transit times to other key trade lanes.

Customers can now benefit from this premium service on other important trade lanes with our recent expansion,” it said.

DSV has teamed up with leading global cargo airlines to expand the network to also include the following:

  • Macau (Hong Kong) to Mexico City (one way)
  • Frankfurt to Mexico City and Guadalajara (round trip)
  • Hong Kong to Taipei (one way)
  • Taipei to Huntsville (one way)
  • Hong Kong to Seoul (one way)
  • Seoul to Sao Paolo (one way)

It said its air charter network ensures faster turnaround on the ground and reduces the risk of delays by using some of the world’s largest airports and less congested ones such as Luxembourg, Huntsville (Alabama, USA) and Macau.

DSV also designs and oversees ground-handling, ensuring short transit times and complete control from door-to-door.

“During a time with many disruptions due to coronavirus, our air charter network has provided stability to our customers and proved extremely valuable,” said Mads Ravn, head of global air freight procurement at DSV.

The network is ideal for handling special cargo such as pharmaceuticals and medical equipment, microchips, oversized oil and gas equipment, hazardous cargo as well as high-value goods.

DHL increases fleet capacity

Meanwhile, DHL Express is set to add four more converted Boeing 767-300 freighters to modernize its fleet and meet growing demand for express services.

The addition is part of efforts to continue modernizing and growing the fleet with cost-efficient and reliable freighters, DHL Express said in a release on July 22.

“This step is part of DHL’s effort to modernize its long-haul intercontinental fleet in order to fly eco-friendlier and more cost-efficiently. The aircraft are converted from passenger to freighter configuration by Boeing to fit the needs of DHL Express and meet the rising global demand for express services,” DHL Express said.

“We are excited to introduce additional B767 freighters to the DHL Express air network,” said Geoff Kehr, senior vice president of global air fleet management at DHL Express. “We have operated the 767-300F model across our global fleet for many years and look forward to continue investing in the platform by adding more 767-300BCFs.”

Kehr added that the 767-300 freighter offers a proven versatility and provides the opportunity to further enhance efficiency while simultaneously improving the company’s environmental footprint.

In its 2025 strategy, DHL expects further growth of cross-border e-commerce trade and, as a result, increased demand for intercontinental delivery expertise.

“Therefore, the goal is a well-connected global network whilst reducing carbon emissions and fuel consumption to benefit the environment, partners and customers alike,” said Kehr.

Photo courtesy of DSV

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