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DHL expands airfreight capacities to support Norwegian seafood industry

LBR Staff Writer Published 12 September 2017

DHL Global Forwarding has expanded its airfreight capacities to meet the demand from the increasing exports of the Norwegian seafood industry.

The company has doubled the flight frequency by deploying a new Boeing 747-400 cargo plane, which transports seafood from Oslo to Seoul and Shanghai twice a week.

According to the company, the new plane will also increase the operational efficiency on DHL's transpacific trade lane by performing around-the-world flights.

Boeing 747-400 around-the-world freighter service will offer expanded capacities for customers along the route from Brussels to Oslo, Seoul, Shanghai Cincinnati and back to Brussels.

The aircraft will start in Brussels and receive the seafood at the DHL terminal in Oslo. Later the plane will travel to Seoul, where it will be discharged and loaded with general cargo for its next destination in China.

Prior to the return to Brussels, the procedure repeats at the next stops in Shanghai and Cincinnati.

DHL will also manage the increasing demand of fresh seafood through increasing the number of flights from Norway to Asia, in addition to the expanded capacities along the transpacific route.

The company will transport seafood from Lakselv Airport Banak from Lakselv Airport Banak twice a week, via its terminal in Oslo to Seoul.

Deutsche Post DHL Group CEO Frank Appel said: "As the international leading logistics provider and enabler of global trade, Deutsche Post DHL Group is committed to always support its customers with effective and efficient logistics solutions.

DHL Global Forwarding airfreight global head Ingo-Alexander Rahn said: "Given our expertise in temperature controlled logistics solutions and rapid transportation by plane, we make sure that the seafood arrives at its destination in the best possible condition.”

Image: DHL will transport seafood from Lakselv Airport Banak twice a week, via its terminal in Oslo to Seoul. Photo: courtesy of Deutsche Post AG.