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Exceptional delivery times in Central Europe during holiday season

Holiday season in Central and Southern Europe is mainly in August and it will affect the goods transportation in Europe.

Venice, Italy

During August the heavy vehicle traffic in Italy is totally stopped for a couple of weeks and there are also exceptions in France, Spain and Portugal.

This year, tourist traffic during the holiday season will presumably be lower than normal and the impact on i.a. congestions will be smaller. However, it is impossible to predict the tourist movement in late summer. It is possible, that queues on motorways and ferries will be seen in Europe in August as usual.

During the holiday season DSV do not operate as usual. However, we do our best to serve you with special arrangements, if required. About these special arrangements, please, contact our Customer Service Team in good time before the required transport date.

Summer timetables of Italy

The holiday season of Italy is in August. We do not operate as usual during weeks 32-34.

Loadings of groupage from terminals:

Export:
The last loading day from terminal in Finland before the holiday season is Friday 31 July to Southern Italy (postal codes 00-09 & 50-99) and Friday4 August to Northern Italy (postal codes 10-49). The first loading day from terminal in Finland after the holiday season is Friday 21 August.

Import:
The last loading day from terminal in Italy before the holiday season

• Friday 7 August from all terminals
• Tuesday 11 August from Milano/Verona

The first loading day from terminal in Italy after the holiday season

• Tuesday 25August from Milano/Verona
• Friday 28 August from all terminals

Holiday season in Southern Europe cause delays

Peak of the holiday season in France, Spain and Portugal is during weeks 33-34. Domestic distributions will suffer from driving restrictions, and high traffic congestion. Especially coastal villages and tourist areas are challenging. We operate according to normal schedules during weeks 33-34 but delays are possible when transporting from/ to France, Spain and Portugal.

Track your shipments online

myDSV is our self-service platform where you have access to all your customer information such as contacts, bookings, track & trace and reports. You can both book and track your shipments online via myDSV. If you don’t have access to myDSV, you can track your shipment via myDSV Track and Trace without login.

Our Customer Service Team will be happy to provide you with more detailed information on working days between 8 am and 4.30 pm.