Preparing for peak season in Southeast Asia
DHL Express has expanded its airfreight capacity within Asia with a newly converted B737-800 freighter in anticipation of the upcoming e-commerce peak season.
Operated by DHL partner K-Mile Asia, the aircraft offers a total gross payload of nearly 140 t weekly as it travels six times a week from Hanoi to Hong Kong and Bangkok and then back to Hanoi. This is a 30% increase in capacity carried previously by the B737-400SF freighter (photo), enabling better preparation and response to the anticipated growth in shipment volumes.
"It will also help us reduce carbon emissions by 15% as compared to the B737 Classic aircraft, which is one of the deciding factors as we accelerate toward our climate-neutral logistics target," says Sean Wall, EVP, network operations & aviation, DHL Express Asia Pacific. (ah)