DHL beefs up cold chain to US and Asia

Fish Farmer - - News -

DHL Global For­ward­ing, the air and ocean freight spe­cial­ist of Deutsche Post group, says it is go­ing to ac­cel­er­ate the sup­ply chain for the north Nor­we­gian seafood in­dus­try.

DHL has started ship­ping live crabs and seafood from the Lak­selv Air­port Banak in north Nor­way to Asia and North­ern Amer­ica.

On ded­i­cated weekly flights, DHL trans­ports the fresh seafood to the DHL ter­mi­nal in Oslo, from where the freight is sent to South Korea and other des­ti­na­tions such as Ja­pan or the United States.

From the ori­gin, which is only 100km from the North Cape, to its des­ti­na­tion in Asia the whole lo­gis­tics is ex­actly timed, en­sur­ing the ship­ments are de­liv­ered in perfect con­di­tion.

DHL said trans­port­ing the fresh seafood by plane al­lows it to cut the lead time by nearly 50 per cent. DHL is aim­ing to in­crease the fre­quency of de­liv­er­ies from Oslo to Asia to three flights per week. From Oslo, al­most 90 per cent of the fish is flown di­rectly to Seoul in South Korea, while ap­prox­i­mately 10 per cent is fur­ther di­rected to des­ti­na­tions in the US, Ja­pan and China.

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