DB Schenker extends with Atlas Air

By Damian Brett

Image source: Atlas Air

DB Schenker has extended its partnership with Atlas Air for charter flights on the transpacific.

The partners did not reveal the length of the contract but described it as “long term” and an extension of the agreement the partners reached in 2020 for transpacific flights.

The flights are part of the forwarder’s global flight network, which was launched in 2020, and Atlas will provide dedicated capacity on multiple flights each week.

Björn Eckbauer, senior vice president, global operations and procurement airfreight for DB Schenker, said: “We are excited to extend our current partnership with Atlas Air on our transpacific charter operations. The timely and reliable operation of Atlas Air fits perfectly into our commitment to provide our customers a reliable service for air transportation in their supply chain.”

When the forwarder launched its “global flight operations programme” in 2020, the service connected Beijing, Shanghai, Zhengzhou and Hong Kong to Chicago and Frankfurt ten times a week with exclusive full charter flights.

On the transpacific, the service connected Shanghai to Chicago three times per week.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector. After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015. Contact me on [email protected]