DB Schenker looks to supply stable supply chain operations with expanded charter operation

Published: Tuesday, August 16, 2022

DB Schenker has expanded its charter operation with flights to South America as it looks to provide stable supply chain operations.

The weekly flight leaves Europe on a Sunday night operating on a route of Amsterdam (AMS), New York JFK (JFK) and Miami (MIA) on Monday before reaching Viracopos (VCP) near São Paulo on the same day.

The forwarder said that a direct connection can be made to Buenos Aires (EZP), and Santiago de Chile (SCL).

The flights will be operated with a B767 freighter offering around 50 tons of capacity.

Thorsten Meincke, global board member for air & ocean freight at DB Schenker, said: “To keep economies running, companies require stable supply chains. By expanding our flight network to South America, we provide a new source of reliable capacity to the market. We are happy to say that the demand is already high.”

The company added that the first bookings include a diverse range of goods, including many automotive parts.

“Temperature-controlled cargo and dangerous goods can also be transported upon request,” it said. “Within Europe, the flights seamlessly connect to DB Schenker’s land transportation network.”

In January, the company added charter flights to India to meet capacity constraints. 

This follows the launch of its charter network in 2020 in response to the Covid outbreak.