Air freight at its best
DACHSER successfully operated air charters out of China despite intensifying challenges.
Until the end of April, there were 22 chartered flights out from the Far East region, of which 15 charters were airlifted just in the month of April including the company’s first-ever Transpacific charters.
Operating charters by getting through the hurdles
Indeed, to successfully operate charters in China is increasingly difficult due to airport terminal congestion and over-limit of ground handling capability. The Chinese government has imposed more and stricter customs requirements for medical supplies exporting out of China. Shippers need to provide various certificates and declarations as a supporting document to the Chinese Customs to ensure the quality of the medical supplies are up to standard.
The prolonged Customs inspections resulted in truck queues of up to 2 days outside the airport terminals. Not only for medical supplies but general cargoes are also being affected with the heavy congestions at both Shanghai PVG and Guangzhou airports. “At DACHSER, we always provide reliable service,” stressed Yves Larquemin, Managing Director Far East North. “Our logistics experts proactively work together with our customers to get the required documents in time and have their shipment arrived at the terminal well in advance, so they would not miss the chartered flight,” Larquemin said.