DSV opens cargo air bridge between US and China
PRESS RELEASE – DSV has opened a new air cargo service between Shanghai and Huntsville, Alabama in response to the decrease in the daily airfreight capacity as a result of the coronavirus.
Due to the risk of spreading of the coronavirus, multiple airlines have either suspended or reduced the number of flights to and from Mainland China. As a consequence, there is an estimated 5,000 tonnes less capacity available per day.
To assist its customers “in tackling some of the resulting backlogs and offset supply chain disruptions”, DSV offers a new solution via its charter network.
Beginning 25 February, DSV will operate a Boeing 747-8 freighter airplane three times per week, east and westbound, between Huntsville, Alabama in the US (HSV) and Shanghai (PVG) in China.
The solution ensures that DSV will be fully in control of the capacity available on this charter solution. “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”, the company states. In Huntsville, express connections are available to and from Latin-American countries and Canada.
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