Lufthansa Cargo has added a brand new A321 freighter service between Evenes Airport in Norway and Frankfurt because it seems to focus on the nation’s seafood market.
The Germany-based provider mentioned the weekly service would assist minimize supply instances of seafood in northern Norway in some circumstances from six days to lower than 24 hours with the perishable product being flown to locations that join with the airline’s Frankfurt hub.
Quick transit is essential for seafood because it requires compliance with the best high quality requirements.
The flights began in early November and have been launched in partnership with Norwegian salmon producer and exporter Nordlaks and freight forwarder Salmosped.
Evenes Airport is positioned close to the town of Harstad/Narvik and is a part of the province of Troms og Finnmark in Norway.
“Situated north of the Arctic Circle, this area is taken into account the gateway to the Lofoten Islands, making it a vital marketplace for fish and seafood,” Lufthansa mentioned.
“The realm round Evenes Airport is house to numerous salmon producers. Each the catch of untamed salmon and the revenue from salmon farming are rising steadily. In 2021 alone, greater than 1m tons of salmon had been exported from Norway.”
Eirik Nikolaisen, chief business officer Nordlaks, added: “Environment friendly logistics is vital. Prospects in Asia anticipate to obtain contemporary merchandise of top of the range.
“We’re very glad that we will develop new and progressive options along with companions like Lufthansa Cargo and Salmosped to serve our prospects.”
Ashwin Bhat, chief business officer at Lufthansa Cargo, mentioned: “Because of the pliability of the A321 freighter, we’re capable of construct a custom-made provide chain answer for particular person prospects. We aren’t solely serving to to make sure that fish and seafood from Norway attain their locations world wide even sooner, but additionally in one of the best and freshest high quality.”
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