DSV boosts air charter capacity on transatlantic route amidst peak season
With belly capacity down to half of last year, DSV is expanding its charter routes to meet US demand, with twice weekly services to JFK.
October 22, 2020
By PLA Editor
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DSV has added airfreight charter services to the United States to accommodate the surging demand during peak season on the transatlantic route.
The logistics provider has started flying airfreight part charters twice a week to New York JFK from Belgium (LGG) since 19 October. It has also added a third weekly rotation between Luxembourg (LUX) and Huntsville (HSV) in Alabama.
DSV noted shippers to New York can take advantage of trucking connections to support reliable feeding and distribution within the United States.
With production and demand expected to pick up during peak season, the company is using less congested airports such as Luxembourg and Huntsville “to ensure faster turnaround on the ground and reduce the risk of delays.”
DSV says this new service is ideal for companies that need to transport pharmaceuticals and medical equipment, microchips, oversized oil and gas equipment, helicopters, cars, radioactive and explosive cargo, as well as high-value goods.
“Production is picking up across the transatlantic, and with belly capacity down by 50 percent YoY, we are again expanding the DSV Air Charter Network to meet demand. New York will be added this week with twice weekly part charters, and we are expanding our capacity on the legacy DSV Panalpina route from Luxembourg to Huntsville and back with a third weekly rotation,” Mads Ravn, head of global air freight procurement at DSV, explained.