DHL introduces new flights between CVG and Panama hubs

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
September 12, 2011 - LM Editorial

Global logistics and express delivery provider DHL Express recently announced it rolled out new flights between its Cincinnati and Panama hubs effective September 6.

These new direct flights will improve delivery times by one full day from any location in the U.S., Canada, Asia and the Caribbean Islands to Panama and from Panama to all global DHL destinations, according to DHL officials.

“We want to ensure we continue providing world class service for import and export customers along this important trade lane,” said Robert Mintz, Manager of Communications for DHL Express U.S., in an interview.  “Panama is fast becoming an economic powerhouse in Latin America and so connecting our customers along this key trade route with expedited flights give businesses valuable access to and from this growing market and the fastest growing economy in Latin America.”

For these flights DHL will be using a Boeing 757 aircraft with a 30-ton capacity, which connects the DHL CVG (Cincinnati) hub with the Panama City, Panama hub, which the company said will provide the fastest transits with next day U.S. to Panama document delivery and provide the capacity to meet growing trade needs in Panama, whose economy expanded at a rate of 6.2 percent in 2010, according to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

Mintz said that documents and deminimis dutiable shipments from the U.S. to Panama are now delivered in one day through this flight, which is an industry first in fastest transit.

Prior to this new flight, DHL operated a flight from CVG to Miami to Panama. 
“We now have a direct flight to/from Panama,” said Mintz. “We still operate flights between Miami and Central / South America.”



About the Author

Jeff Berman headshot
Jeff Berman
Group News Editor

Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in November was up 3.5 percent compared to October, which was up 0.5 percent over September at 136.8 (2000=100), marking the highest SA on record.

UPS said that through this acquisition it will augment its healthcare expertise and network in Europe, specifically in the fast growing healthcare markets in Central and Eastern Europe.

Carloads were up 12.1 percent at 312,271, and intermodal at 280,337 containers and trailers saw a 4.5 percent annual gain.

Total November POLB volumes were up 2.1 percent year-over-year at 581,514 TEU, and POLA volumes in November decreased 3 percent compared to November 2013 at 663,346 TEU.

When railroads are doing business with a larger than large customer like UPS, it stands to reason, it can often be the best, and worst, of both worlds, depending on how things are going. That was one of the main takeaways from a presentation by UPS Vice President of Corporate Transportation Services Ken Buenker at this year’s RailTrends conference in New York.

About the Author

Jeff Berman, News Editor
Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. Contact Jeff Berman.

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2013 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA