Super jumbo to carry salmon to Asia
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.’