In response to ongoing demand for increased transport capacity, international freight forwarders have launched new services between Europe, the United States and Asia.

In 2021, after the French logistics provider GEODIS chartered its first vessel to alleviate container capacity shortage on its Asia-Europe routes, the company has launched its own-leased A330-300 full freighter aircraft under its brand name to upgrade its AirDirect services between Europe, the United States and Asia. Operating between Amsterdam, London, Chicago and Hong Kong, the aircraft also serves the China-Europe route for the peak season.

With the continued strain on air freight capacity, we wish to ensure a more sustainable supply of air cargo space for clients and the industry is investing in this first dedicated freighter.

The provision of self-controlled air freight services with own-leased aircraft pays off has also been proven by DACHSER USA, a subsidiary of the global logistics provider Dachser. Since starting its weekly trans-Atlantic freight service between Frankfurt and Chicago in 2020, it has grown with more than 85% of its U.S. customers utilizing this service between Europe and the United States more than once.

Proving to be such a dependable, efficient solution that this route has become a cornerstone in the global air freight services network and is becoming the sample for many other new routes.

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