Friday 17th Aug 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Second round the world freighter for DHL

DHL Global Forwarding is deploying a second dedicated Boeing 747-400 freighter to connect the US, Europe and Asia.

Its first round-the-world air cargo service started in September 2017, and this second Boeing 747-freighter will be operating a network which includes the United States, South Korea, China and Germany.

“Demand is currently exceeding supply mainly due to the large economies performing strongly. On major trade lanes volumes are high, but capacities are low – a trend that will continue. To increase our operational efficiency and to offer our customers the best-possible solution, we thus decided to create further capacities we have direct control over,” said Tim Scharwath, chief executive of DHL Global Forwarding.

With a capacity of up to 100 tons per flight, the aircraft provides significant and reliable freight space on the transpacific route from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Cincinnati, USA from where it returns to Incheon, South Korea. Afterwards it will connect Korea to Wuxi, China continuing to Frankfurt-Hahn in Germany, going back to Shanghai-Pudong Airport. With the re-routing of the first service to Wuxi Airport as well, DHL Global Forwarding will offer twice weekly departures from Wuxi, China to Frankfurt-Hahn – Germany.