As air cargo capacity constraints continue, freight forwarder DSV has said to have expanded its road transport operations between China and Europe.
As per reports, DSV began road transport operations in May, considering rising air cargo rates and capacity constraints.
A spokesperson from DSV said, “While the service initially covered only western Europe, this has now been expanded to the whole of the continent in response to positive customer feedback.”
The company has given new name to the service, Silkway Express.
DSV said, “The service offers door-to-door transit times of 14-18 days at reasonable rates, making it a highly competitive alternative to air, rail and sea freight.”
“With COVID-19 there is no business as usual. Passenger flight cancellations are putting pressure on airfreight, causing capacity constraints. In addition to quick transit times of 14-18 days at rates much lower than airfreight, DSV Silkway Express offers more flexibility – not least in timing,” the company said.
DSV said it would collect the cargo whenever it’s ready, removing concerns about cut off times and they are operational seven days a week. Goods are moved seven days a week with multiple pickup and delivery locations possible.
“DSV works solely with trusted partners to ensure that goods arrive at their destination safely, and all trucks are sealed and equipped with GPS tracking in order for customers to follow their events on my DSV,” the company’s statement added.