DHL introduces various air cargo service additions

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
April 15, 2013 - LM Editorial

Global logistics and express delivery services provider DHL Express said last week that it has made various enhancements and additions on many key lanes that will take effect by the end of the month.

The new offerings include:
-a direct connection between Japan and the DHL America’s Hub in Cincinnati and a daily flight from Nagoya, Japan to Cincinnati that will establish a sox-day delivery service to the U.S. for all locations directly served by DHL in Japan
-a return connection between Cincinnati and Tokyo for two-day delivery to Tokyo and surrounding areas for U.S.-, Canada-, Mexico-, and Latin America-based shippers, with these two routes each served by Boeing 747-400 aircraft with capacity of more than 100 tons;
-a doubling of the frequency of DHL’s wide-bodies freighter connections to Australia from two days a week to four days a week, which DHL saying that by optimizing its intercontinental network and routing shipments via Japan, it can reinforce its U.S.-Australia connection and offer additional and strategically timed daily capacity from North Asia markets into Australia, with these routes served by two new Boeing 767-300 ERF wide-bodied freighters with a capacity of more than 55 tons; and
-a new wide-bodied freighter linking Tapei, Taiwan, Incheon, Korea, and Nagoya, Japan

DHL said that the Boeing 747-400 and Boeing 767-300ERF aircraft will be operated by its partner airline Polar Air Cargo Worldwide.

“These network enhancements ensure we can continue to support the growing trade needs of our customers while at the same time improving DHL’s service along key trade lanes between the Americas and Asia Pacific,” said Robert Mintz, DHL spokesman.

Charlie Dobbie, Executive Vice President, Global Network Operations, DHL Express, said in a statement that DHL is constantly seeking to optimize its global network in order to deliver additional value for customers. And with the launch of its North Asia Hub, the expansion of its Americas Hub in Cincinnati and significant investments in its intercontinental air fleet in 2012, he said DHL has significantly reinforced its high quality service proposition for customers trading between the Americas and Asia.

“The latest changes build further on this platform, adding capacity and transit time improvements to meet our customers’ growth needs and exceed their service expectations,” said Dobbie.



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Jeff Berman, News Editor
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