Immediate stop to all DSV operations in Ukraine
DSV has stopped all activity in Ukraine following the Russian invasion
DSV has stopped all activity in Ukraine following the Russian invasion of the country on Thursday 24 February.
As the situation continues to evolve, DSV monitors the implications for our operations closely. Please find below an operational update for air freight as of 27 February.
Keeping employees safe
It is the main priority of DSV to ensure that Ukrainian employees are safe. Therefore, all DSV employees in the country have been asked to stay home, stay safe and follow instructions from local authorities.
DSV is following the situation in Ukraine closely. Please direct operational questions and concerns to your DSV contact.
Due to the ongoing dramatic developments in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, several air carriers have stopped using Russian airspace. This will have a direct effect on air freight services in the coming period.
DSV is in close dialogue with our carriers to find alternative routings to ensure we provide the best possible service for our customers.
Adjustments to flight schedules are unavoidable and increased transit times must be expected. As a result, we also expect a financial impact on air freight rates. We are at this stage not able to provide an exact estimate of the impact.
Several carriers have decided not to call any ports in Ukraine and will stop the acceptance of orders to and from Ukraine until further notice. Meanwhile, services in Russia, remain available but are subject to change as the situation develops.
DSV’s Central Ocean Procurement Team follows the situation closely.
All road operation to, from and inside Ukraine has been stopped.
Cargo in transit bound for Ukraine has been stopped and will return to origin. The situation is expected to affect road operations in other countries in the region. Driver shortage might intensify as Ukrainian truck drivers return home.
Rail - Asia to Europe
The majority (95%) of cargo trains from Asia to Europe do not transit through Ukraine, and trains are being re-routed if relevant. Currently, we do not expect a significant impact rail operations.
We will do our best to we find solutions and ensure a continuous flow of supply chains for our customers during these difficult times.
For additional questions or concerns, please reach out to your DSV contact.