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Transport disruptions during spring 2023 for DHL Freight Sweden

2023-03-24 We would like to inform you that the upcoming spring holidays will affect our transportation schedules as follows:

  • Easter weekend falls between the 7th and 10th of April.
  • May 1st falls on a Monday this year.
  • Ascension Day falls on the 18th of May.
  • Pentecost weekend falls between the 27th and 29th of May.
  • Sweden's National Day on June 6th falls on a Tuesday this year.

During holidays, driving restrictions for heavy traffic are introduced in several countries such as France, Germany, Poland, and Austria, which extend and affect our normal lead times. During holidays, we must also consider that the capacity of ferries for freight traffic is reduced. In some cases, departures to destinations such as the UK may be canceled. Passenger traffic is prioritized on many ferry lines, which can also lead to delays in traffic to/from the continent and Finland/Baltic states.

To be able to plan and ensure quality as much as possible, we ask you to have longer lead times for your bookings during the weeks in which the holidays occur.

If you have any questions, please contact our customer service at 0771 345 345 or your nearest contact person.

Please note that customer service and freight terminals will be closed during red holidays.

Your DHL Freight team.