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DHL Unveils Air Freight Charter Linking Asia, Europe and US

September 14, 2020 / Supply Chain Digital
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In a bid to meet demand from customers in the technology, manufacturing, and life sciences and healthcare sectors, the twice-weekly charter will begin in Chongqing, China, before flying to Amsterdam, Netherlands; Chicago, United States; Incheon, South Korea, before returning to China. Thomas Mack, Global Head of Air Freight DHL Global Forwarding, commented: “While some passenger airlines have resumed operations, the situation in the air freight market remains volatile - especially as belly capacity is still tight As the leader in the air freight market, DHL Global Forwarding's top priority is to provide our customers with sufficient and reliable air freight capacity. Not only are the resilient, agile and reliable supply chains of highest importance for an economic recovery, but also in preparation for the availability of vaccines and other essential medical supplies during the pandemic.” South Korea has overseen the export of healthcare products significantly increase year-on-year by 26.7% during the first half of 2020, with pharmaceutical goods in particular rising by 52.5%. China exported 28.5% more medical devices during the first five months of the year in comparison to 12 months ago. In 2019, China, the Netherlands and the United States were among the leading 10 importers and exporters of medical goods.