Su­per jumbo to carry sal­mon to Asia

Fish Farmer - - News European -

THE lo­gis­tics gi­ant DHL Global For­ward­ing has de­cided to lay on a su­per jumbo jet to cope with the grow­ing de­mand around the world for Nor­we­gian seafood.

DHL Global, which is the air and ocean arm of the Deutsche Post DHL Group, moved into Oslo more than three months ago to pick up fresh seafood for dis­tri­bu­tion to sev­eral Far East des­ti­na­tions.

Now the com­pany has an­nounced that it plans to dou­ble its freighter ca­pac­ity from Oslo to the Korean cap­i­tal Seoul and Shang­hai in China by in­tro­duc­ing a twice weekly ded­i­cated Boe­ing 747-400 on this route, wet-leased from US ca­pac­ity provider At­las Air. This will give DHL’s seafood clients al­most 250 tonnes of ca­pac­ity per week.

The web­site Cargo For­warder Global said: ‘The Nor­we­gian seafood in­dus­try, which is next to oil and gas when it comes to ex­ports, has at­tracted many air­lines of­fer­ing cargo ca­pac­ity out of the coun­try dur­ing the past years.

‘Some air­lines are fall­ing over them­selves to get traf­fic rights into Oslo in or­der to pick up this high pay­ing (seafood) cargo.’

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