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Russia/Ukraine situation: Operational update

Find below an update across modes of transport as of 25 February

DSV truck. Russia/Ukraine situation update.

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 across transport modes as of 25 February. 


All air traffic to and from Ukraine has been stopped.

Ukraine is an important corridor for air traffic and re-routings are currently taking place, as Ukrainian airspace is closed. Russian air space is not yet closed. However, commercial carriers are making their own risk assessments and DSV expects that some will stop flying until they can reposition pilots to a new stop-over location. We are re-routing some of our charter network from Asia to the US and Europe.

For the total market, DSV’s Central Air Procurement Team expects this will lead to a short-term loss of capacity, but no major impact is currently expected. 


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.

For additional questions or concerns, please reach out to your DSV contact.