The global airfreight market performed well in the first half of 2017 – and DB Schenker has benefited considerably from this trend. The total volume of goods transported via airfreight by the logistics service provider during this period rose by more than 62,000 metric tons to 613,100 tons. Compared with the previous year’s results, this constitutes an increase of 11.4 percent. The buoyant performance of the airfreight division reflects the growth being felt in global trade. It also comes as a result of capacity bottlenecks on major ocean freight routes, which led some shipping agents to switch modes of transport.
This notwithstanding, DB Schenker was also able to post a growth in tonnage transported by its ocean freight division of almost nine percent. DB Schenker’s airfreight network encompasses 700 locations in 130 countries. Customers have a choice of several products tailored to meet their specific needs, from standard delivery and express shipping to charter services using the gigantic Antonov AN-225.
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Walking on air: the global airfreight industry posted positive results in the first half of 2017 – good news in general but also for DB Schenker
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