DHL, Etihad Cargo in capacity sharing deal
Abu Dhabi, February 11, 2014
DHL, a leading express and logistics provider, has partnered with Etihad Cargo to share capacity on its new five times a week freighter service operating through Abu Dhabi.
The new cargo services use DHL’s Airbus A300-600 freighter fleet, and operate from Bahrain to Abu Dhabi and onwards to Bagram, Lahore, and Karachi and back to Abu Dhabi, where cargo can transfer onwards to Etihad Cargo destinations across the globe.
The DHL Abu Dhabi service started in January and has resulted in improved transit times for DHL cargo coming to the UAE from cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America, said a statement.
DHL shipments from the US to the emirate now arrive half a day earlier, providing customers with an improved 48-hour timeframe for door-to-door deliveries, it said.
Frank-Uwe Ungerer, country manager for DHL Express, UAE, said: “Adding Abu Dhabi to our network will enable us to better service all-important trade lanes and markets in the Middle East and Asia.
“The partnership with Etihad Cargo will also enable us to offer customers of both carriers a wide array of flight options and speedier deliveries. We are confident that this will be a successful collaboration.”
David Kerr, Etihad vice president - Cargo, said: “Having access to DHL’s new five times a week freighter service from Abu Dhabi to Bahrain and more freighter capacity out of Pakistan enables us to provide our customers with more cost competitive and enhanced routings and quicker delivery times.” - TradeArabia News Service