DHL introduces new U.S.-Australia flight

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
July 23, 2012 - LM Editorial

Express delivery and logistics service provider DHL recently announced it has rolled out a new United States-Australia flight.

Company officials said that this new, twice-weekly flight will augment transit times into Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, Australia by at least one day, with shipments picked up on Friday being delivered by Monday to each of Australia’s major cities.

“The need for this new flight has been driven by heightened customer demand along this trade lane,” said Mike Parra, SVP and Head of Network Operations for DHL Express Americas, in an interview. “According to the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, the US accounted for 12.5 percent of all imports into Australia in 2011, making it the second largest source of imports overall after China.”

DHL officials said that this new flight will operate between the DHL Americas hub in Cincinnati (CVG) and Sydney and Melbourne, with time-definite delivery services available to Australia metro areas by 9:00 am and 12:00 noon, along with end-of-day service. And they added that the flight returns to Cincinnati via Hong Kong, further expanding capacity for customers shipping from Asia to the Americas.

DHL opened its office in Sydney, Australia in 1992, which subsequently became the headquarters for DHL in Australia. 

Parra also cited various benefits this new flight will provide for DHL customers.

“There are benefits from both a service perspective as well as capacity standpoint,” he explained. “The new flight improves transit times into the major Australian metropolitan areas of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane by at least one day.  Additionally, the connection will significantly increase DHL capacity between the Americas and Oceania, supporting volume growth from Canada and the U.S. into Australia and New Zealand that is expected to exceed 20 percent in 2012.”

DHL also announced it is using an environmentally-friendly B747-400, which is operated by Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, on this U.S.-Australia route, which has 110 tons of carrying capacity, which will help to accommodate its expected 20 percent gain in volume growth.



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

Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, recently said it is opening up the “vault,” so to speak. The vault in this case is making its copious amount of trade data accessible through an Application Programming Interface (API), which enables customers to extract Panjiva’s trade data into their own database.

Freight transportation and logistics services provider Averitt Express recently announced it has rolled out improved transit times for less-than-truckload (LTL) service from the Midwest to Toronto and other cities.

Data issued by the National Retail Federation lowered its 2014 retail sales forecast, due to a slow first six months of the year (and largely negatively influenced by the terrible winter weather), but noted that retail sales are expected to be strong over the next five months to finish the year.

Anne Ferro, a ferocious advocate for greater truck safety and a constant thorn to truck drivers and some unsafe trucking fleets, says she is leaving as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. No successor has been immediately named.

Data issued by the National Retail Federation lowered its 2014 retail sales forecast, due to a slow first six months of the year (and largely negatively influenced by the terrible winter weather), but noted that retail sales are expected to be strong over the next five months to finish the year.

Article Topics

News · Air Freight · Air Cargo · Global Logistics · DHL · All topics

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