A labor shortage and surplus of air cargo has resulted in serious operational delays at Germany’s Frankfurt Airport. Airport warehouses are completely flooded with freight and there is no remaining space available to sort cargo. Hundreds of import ULDs remain untouched after arrival and flights out of the airport have left empty or with minimal loaded cargo. Waiting times for some trucking services have reached up to 16 hours and, in some cases, carriers are not operating at the airport. The tremendous backlog is anticipated to affect bookings through the rest of the year.
Currently, there is limited communication with airlines at Frankfurt Airport. Many airlines are not responding to phone calls or updating their websites. We will continue to closely monitor and communicate updates regarding this situation. For information regarding specific shipments, please call a Deringer service center.