Dachser USA notes constant near-full capacity of Frankfurt-Chicago service
03 / 12 / 2020
By Rachelle Harry
Dachser USA has provided an update about its weekly Frankfurt-Chicago air cargo service that was launched in response to increased demand for airfreight capacity when the pandemic hit.
The company said that since the service was launched 17 weeks ago, it has consistently operated at near-full capacity.
Dachser USA estimated that key exports from the US to Europe are vehicle parts (23%), data processing devices and electronic optical products (21.5%) and electrical equipment (18%), while key imports on the route are mechanical engineering equipment (42%), metal products (10.8%) and electrical equipment (9.3%).
Andy Frommenwiler, vice president of airfreight at Dachser USA, commented: “The air freight capacity crunch brought on by Covid-19 prompted us to introduce the dedicated transatlantic flight service to provide our customers with a timely and predictable transport option. Air freight shortages are expected to increase when the Covid-19 vaccine comes to market, so we anticipate the demand for our dedicated air cargo service to stay at a high level.
“As we begin to see various sectors, including automotive, start to rebound, our customers are taking advantage of our air freight service to ensure prompt, seamless transport of their time-sensitive cargo.”
Dachser USA’s weekly Frankfurt-Chicago service connects its US customers with European markets, due to Frankfurt being connected with with Dachser’s “comprehensive land transport network” to countries including Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia.
For Dachser’s European customers, Dachser USA’s trucking service in the US enables “prompt” door-to-door deliveries across the country.