Air bridge solves challenges for customers

Blue Water and SAS Cargo’s direct air freight route between Denmark and China runs safely and efficiently

18 May 2020 10:09

We have made a great effort to establish the direct freight route between Copenhagen and Shanghai, but each flight from Shanghai also requires a lot of work to ensure that the customers' cargo arrive at the airport in Shanghai – and onwards with the flights to Copenhagen.

"We assessed the need for a fast, reliable and fixed scheduled flight, which is why we established two regular return flights per week. Since we have 100 percent control over the capacity on the flights, it gives our customers a high degree of assurance that they can get deliveries of their cargo as planned. And the first four flights have gone smoothly according to plan, so we are proud to be able to help our customers – and are also pleased to see that new customers are showing great interest", says Airfreight Manager Jonas Espersen from Blue Water.

However, he points out that one of the major challenges has been getting the cargo to Shanghai Airport in a timely manner and getting it through customs clearance. There has indeed been a long wait for customs clearance as the Chinese customs authorities have increased controls of exported goods.

"We solve all handling in China in cooperation with our long-standing partner and agent, Cargo Services Airfreight. Their experience and competences are extra valuable to Blue Water and our customers right now, as there are many irregularities in the flow of goods. So far, everything has proceeded according to plan in relation to our flights."

The strong joint setup between Blue Water, SAS Cargo and Cargo Service Airfreight has thus helped several companies to get their goods and supplies transported quickly between Europe and China. Among other things, protective equipment for the Region of Southern Denmark formed a major part of the first flight from China, but there is a strong demand for transports of both ordinary consumer goods and industrial goods.

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We have scheduled flights from Shanghai every Wednesday and Sunday until the end of May. There is a high demand for capacity right now, and we therefore consider whether the flights should be extended into June. Consequently, Blue Water has dialogues with several companies about solutions that can meet the required flexibility, capacity and safety.

Eastbound - to China

Departure from Copenhagen every Tuesday and Saturday with direct connection and arrival in Shanghai the following day. Extensive road feeder services provide pickup in Europe and distribution in China.

Westbound – from China

Departure from Shanghai every Wednesday and Sunday with direct connection and arrival in Copenhagen the same day. Extensive road feeder services provide pickup in China and distribution throughout Europe.

18 May 2020 10:09

Contact our local experts

Eastbound

Jesper Nielsen

+45 7913 5041

jeni@bws.dk

 

Westbound

Jonas Espersen

+45 7913 4333

joes@bws.dk

 

Nicolai Nørgaard

+45 7913 4372

nino@bws.dk

For further information

Contact

Jesper Nielsen

Airfreight Procurement Manager

Scandinavia

jeni@bws.net

+45 7913 5041

Jonas Espersen

Jonas Espersen

Manager, Air & Sea

Aarhus

joes@bws.dk

+45 7913 4333