The Norwegian seafood industry which is next to oil and gas, Norway’s first address as far as exports from this Scandinavian country are concerned, has attracted many airlines offering cargo capacity out of the country during the past years. Some are almost falling over themselves to get traffic rights into Oslo in order to pick up this high-paying cargo.
A dedicated B747-400F to be added by DHL
DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean arm of the Deutsche Post DHL Group, has been serving Oslo since May of this year in order to pick up fresh seafood for distribution to Far East destinations.
The company announced today (11 September) that as of now they will double their freighter capacity from Oslo to Seoul and Shanghai by introducing a twice weekly dedicated Boeing 747-400 freighter on this route, wet-leased from U.S. capacity provider Atlas Air.
This will give DHL’s seafood clients almost 250 tons of air freight capacity per week.
Part of the Round-the-World service
The new Boeing 747-400F service to Seoul and Shanghai will be part of DHL’s around-the-world freighter service and boost operational efficiency on their transpacific trade lanes, the company says.
The routing for the two weekly flights will be Brussels - Oslo - Seoul - Shanghai - Cincinnati - Brussels.
After the discharge of fresh seafood general cargo will be picked up in Seoul for China as well as in Shanghai for U.S. destinations. Exports from the USA will be loaded in Cincinnati and offloaded in Brussels for distribution throughout Europe.
Cutting the lead-time
DHL claims that this upgraded air transport service of seafood from Lakselv Airport, located north of the Arctic Circle, via their Oslo Gardemon terminal to Seoul will optimize the supply chain and cut total transit time down from 48 to 20 hours only.
Ingo-Alexander Rahn, Global Head of Airfreight, DHL Global Forwarding, states that “cutting the lead-time by more than 50 percent and providing seamless logistics processes, furthermore help the Norwegian fishing industry to grow and win considerable market shares with high quality seafood around the world.”
This service along with the high amount of top paying seafood, surely helps DHL Global Forwarding to achieve a high-revenue and high-yield around-the-world operation.
John Mc Donagh