DHL recently launched weekly air freight services from China to Africa and the Middle East for organizations and governments.
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted supply chains and trade flows, and led to low air freight capacity.
According to the international courier company, they will consolidate cargo from across China into Guangzhou, and ferry them via Dubai to their various destinations across Africa and Middle East.
The company reports that the operation began on 21st April and will last four weeks, with supplies delivered within three days.
With multiple flight cancellations that has strained worldwide air freight capacity, we remain committed to leveraging our capabilities, global network and customized solutions to ensure that goods and critical resources continue to reach people and communities in Africa and the Middle East.
DHL Global Forwarding Middle East and Africa Chief Executive Officer, Amadou Diallo
DHL is the world’s largest logistics company, operating in over 220 countries and territories worldwide, particularly in sea and airmail. The company delivers over 1.3 billion parcels per year.
The Group generated revenues of more than $68 billion in 2019.