05/04/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/04/2021 02:58

DSV secures extra capacity from China to Europe to accommodate customers’ supply needs

DSV secures extra capacity from China to Europe to accommodate customers' supply needs

In a challenged global transport sector with limited capacity and high demand for freight, DSV now secures extra capacity from China to Europe with both a chartered ship and a block train.


The global freight market is under pressure after a highly unusual 2020 and start of 2021. This has led to a worldwide lack of capacity, while the sea freight market, in particular, is pressured by both capacity issues and lack of equipment.

To meet customers' needs for reliability and flexibility when transporting under these exceptional circumstances, DSV has chartered a ship and deploys a full block train from China to Europe to mitigate the capacity challenges for the hard-pressed supply chains.

About the initiative, Henrik Nielsen, Executive Vice President of DSV Air & Sea, says:

'At DSV, we always do everything we can to secure our customers' supply chains. In the current freight market, we are now bringing efficient alternative transport solutions, which add the type of flexibility that is of paramount importance to our customers.'

According to Henrik Nielsen, the plan for the chartered ship and the block train is to help ensure extra capacity ahead of the summer and in connection with the usual 'peak season' for sea freight.

'We charter the ship ad hoc and deploy a block train because we expect an extra high demand for transport from China to Europe this summer and in connection with the 'peak season'. Under these completely extraordinary circumstances, we want to be able to offer security, and therefore we act proactively to ensure extra space across several different modes of transport.'

Timings & facts about the chartered ship

The charter is provided in a collaboration between several DSV countries across Northern Europe. The volume is expected to be up to 1,800 TEU.

Expected time plan for the chartered ship:

  • ETD Shanghai: 6 June 2021
  • ETD Yantian (Da Chang Bay): 10 June 2021
  • ETA Europe, to be decided
  • ETA Aarhus Havn: 15 July 2021 (with a feeder-setup to the rest of Scandinavia)

Timings & facts about the DSV block train:

Volume: 50 containers (40ft. high cube containers)

  • ETD China: 26. May 2021
  • ETA Denmark (to the door): between 13-17 June 2021

For press inquiries please reach out to:
Maiken Riise Andersen, Head of Corporate Communication, DSV Panalpina A/S
Phone (Denmark).: +45 43 20 30 74