Dachser extends air freight services between China and Europe
German logistics provider Dachser with a strong footprint in road transport expands its activities in moving goods by air. After a series of charter flights between China and Europe, the company has secured the route between Hong Kong and Liège for more than a year, from January 2022 to March 2024.
Dachser Air & Sea Logistics plans to operate scheduled services using a dedicated Boeing 747-400F on the Hong Kong-Liège route, with a payload of up to 100 metric tonnes in each direction. “Demand for air freight is at an all-time high. Airfreight capacity is in extremely short supply. So we’ll continue to rely on a strong network with our own capacity and to plan early on, predictively, and long-term,” said Timo Stroh, head of global air freight at Dachser.
To avoid dispatch bottlenecks, Dachser is developing its air freight network at smaller airports like Liège in Belgium, which is well connected to its overland transport network. In 2021 it handled 175 charter flights involving 12 regular dispatch locations and 15 destinations. “Our integrated network expertise means we can offer a complete solution from a single source – from the factory to the end customer,” added Timo Stroh.