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Press article fom  01.06.2007

Schenker links Dubai, Hahn and Toledo with new round-trip service

The first Boeing 747-400F on a round-trip flight from Dubai to Toledo, Ohio (USA) via Frankfurt/Hahn airport will land at Hahn on 3 June at 06:30 h. The new airfreight service from Deutsche Bahn subsidiary Schenker is specially tailored to the needs of customers in the electronics, automotive, mechanical engineering and garment industries.

From now on, an Emirates SkyCargo aircraft will depart Dubai International Airport every Saturday at 23:30 h local time, heading for Germany with 110 tonnes of cargo on board. Six hours later, the cargo for European destinations will be received by Schenker employees at Hahn, and the aircraft will be loaded with additional shipments for the US market. The cargo aircraft will land in Toledo eight hours later. There the largest and highest-capacity hub of the combined Schenker and BAX organizations for the US market will feed the shipments into the American distribution network. On the return flight, the aircraft will arrive in Hahn again in the early morning and in Dubai in the afternoon.

“Based on the good experience we had with our direct flight between Hahn and Toledo last year, and on the new orders we have won, in part thanks to the BAX integration, we are now offering our customers a single-source link between Asia, Europe and America”, says Dr. Thomas C. Lieb, member of the Board of Schenker AG for global air and ocean freight operations.

The new flight is closely tied to an intermodal logistics service provided by Schenker on the main routes between Asia and Europe: SCHENKERskybridge combines the economical rates for ocean freight from Asia via Dubai with the speed of air freight. Compared with ocean freight alone, this cuts transit time by up to 50 percent, at a cost that is up to 50 percent less than with air freight alone. Schenker also provides a similar service from Asia to Vancouver for the American market.

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