Schenker doubles Dubai-US capacity service

DB Schenker has doubled its capacity on its round-trip service Dubai to Toledo, Ohio, US via Frankfurt-Hahn in Germany only ten months after starting up the route. In addition to the one aircraft which flies from Dubai to Toledo and back every Saturday, a second aircraft had now been put into service, starting its round […]


DB Schenker has doubled its capacity on its round-trip service Dubai to Toledo, Ohio, US via Frankfurt-Hahn in Germany only ten months after starting up the route.

In addition to the one aircraft which flies from Dubai to Toledo and back every Saturday, a second aircraft had now been put into service, starting its round trip in Dubai every Wednesday.

“Our experience over recent months has shown that the service we offer represents an interesting solution for the increasingly complex supply chains of the electronics, automotive, mechanical engineering and apparel industries,” said member of the board of management of Schenker AG responsible for global air and ocean freight, Thomas Lieb.

"Frankfurt-Hahn is integrated into DB Schenker’s European transportation network; in the same way its US domestic network makes it possible to serve all important cities and economic centres from a single source," added Lieb.

"SCHENKERskybridge combines the economical ocean freight costs from Asia via Dubai with the speed of air freight. As compared with pure ocean freight,this shortens transit times by as much as 50 per cent, while the costs are up to 50 per cent lower as compared with pure air freight."