DHL - verdens førende logistikvirksomhed - meddelte i dag, at de ville investere $ 22,5 millioner for at udvide sin hub i Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky lufthavn – og herved tilgodese den stigende efterspørgsel fra kunderne.
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DHL expands its U.S. hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport
- $22.5 million expansion to enhance international services, meet growing demand of shipping customers
DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, announced today it will invest US $22.5 million to expand its hub facility at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport to meet the growing demands of international shipping customers.
Starting in March 2011, DHL will build on 19 acres of land leased from the CVG Airport authority to expand its existing aircraft parking apron and construct nine new aircraft gates. The expansion will enable parking for nine additional wide-body aircraft that will connect the United States to points in Asia, Europe and the Americas.
“As businesses increasingly go global to capitalize on emerging trends in international trade, the expansion at our CVG hub will position DHL to accommodate the growing needs of our importing and exporting customers,” said Ian Clough, CEO for DHL Express U.S.
All new aircraft gates will include a hydrant jet refueling system for a more efficient refueling operation as well as the capability to de-ice aircraft directly at the gate. Construction will continue through September 2011.
This is the second phase of a two year, $40 million investment to enhance DHL operations at the Cincinnati hub which includes equipment upgrades and various facility improvements. In October 2010, DHL announced a $12.5 million project to upgrade existing hardware and software applications running its auto sort system, improving the speed and reliability of shipment scanning and sorting as volumes grow at the Cincinnati hub. The CVG hub handles about 90% of the DHL volume that enters the U.S.
The investment also represents DHL’s continued commitment to the U.S., a key component of its powerful global network. In the past two years, DHL restructured its U.S. Express division, focusing on its core international shipping specialty and implementing an extensive Certified International Specialist training program to ensure all employees are experts in the intricacies of international trade and transportation. The company also added an entirely new selection of Time Definite import and export express services and flights to the U.S. from Paris and Frankfurt to further expand next-day service from key points in Western Europe.
DHL – The Logistics company for the world
DHL er den globale markedsleder inden for logistik industrien og “The Logistics company for the world” . DHL tilbyder sin ekspertise inden for international ekspres, luft-og søfragt, vej-og jernbanetransport, kontrakt logistik og international post-tjenester til sine kunder. Et globalt netværk bestående af mere end 220 lande og territorier og omkring 275,000 ansatte verden over tilbyder kunderne enestående kvalitet og service samt lokal kendskab der opfylder kundernes krav til logistikleverandør. DHL accepterer dets sociale ansvar ved at støtte klimabeskyttelse, katastrofehåndtering og uddannelse.
DHL er en del af Deutsche Post DHL. Koncernens omsætning var på mere end 51 milliarder euro i 2010.