DHL cuts lead-time between Norway and Asia by over 50%

DHL Global Forwarding doubles airfreight capacities to support fast growing Norwegian seafood exports,introducing new solution cutting lead-time by over 50%

DHL Global Forwarding Norway and Asia

DHL Global Forwarding expands its airfreight capacities in response to the increasing exports of the Norwegian seafood industry. The demand has been continuously growing since the introduction of DHL’s new service solution in May this year. DHL will now double its flight frequency by deploying a dedicated Boeing 747-400 cargo plane that ships seafood from Oslo to Seoul and Shanghai twice a week. Furthermore the new solution will also increase the operational efficiency on DHL’s transpacific trade lane by performing around-the-world flights.


The newly deployed Boeing 747-400 around-the-world freighter service is yet another step in re-designing intercontinental supply chains while generating significant, reliable and efficient capacities for customers along the route from Brussels to Oslo, Seoul, Shanghai Cincinnati and back to Brussels. The aircraft will start in Brussels and pick up the seafood at the DHL terminal in Oslo. From there it will be flown to Seoul, where the plane will be discharged and loaded with general cargo for its next destination in China .This procedure repeats at the next stops in Shanghai and Cincinnati and prior to the return to Brussels.


In addition to the expanded capacities along the transpacific route, DHL Global Forwarding will also manage the increasing demand of fresh seafood, by doubling the number of flights from Norway to Asia. Twice a week DHL will transport seafood from Lakselv Airport Banak via its terminal in Oslo to Seoul. From the origin, only 100 km from the North Cape to its final destination in Korea the time for the whole supply chain is cut down from 48 to 20 hours.