DHL takes delivery of first A330-300 P2F in time for holiday surge

There’s been a flurry of aircraft-related news from the integrators’ corner of the airfreight industry in the last few days and, not to be left out, DHL Express said that it has taken delivery of the first A330-300 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) converted aircraft from Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW). DHL Express is the first A330-300 P2F customer. The […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 5, 2017

DHL expands Hong Kong hub as China market heats up

With last week’s 11/11 e-commerce holiday just the latest in a series of broken records for e-commerce volumes, companies are re-evaluating the scope of China’s market and positioning themselves for continued growth. Case in point: DHL Express announced a €335 million expansion of its Central Asia Hub (CAH) in Hong Kong, as the express shipper […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 14, 2017

5 most anticipated airport cargo capacity expansions

As demand continues to increase for air cargo and e-commerce, the world’s airports are preparing to expand where possible to handle the expected load. Here is a list of some of the most eagerly awaited airport projects that will help expand global airfreight capacity.   1) Chicago, U.S. — DHL’s Global Gateway Facility Just last […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 31, 2017

DHL adds global gateway facility to O’Hare cargo development

DHL opened a 54,000 square-foot, US$10 million global gateway facility at O’Hare International Airport (ORD) last week, adding to Chicago’s growing northeast cargo campus, which DHL said was on track to be “the largest cargo development built at a U.S. airport in more than a decade, when completed in the next few years.” The new […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 30, 2017

DHL Express opens new facilities in Budapest Airport ‘BUD:2020’ program

DHL Express has expanded its operations at Budapest Airport as part of the €160 million “BUD:2020” development program at the airport, which includes the addition of warehouse and office complexes on an area covering about 60,000 square meters. The new expansion includes a 15-year lease between DHL Express and Budapest Airport, said DHL Express Hungary’s […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 14, 2017

DHL expands City Hub electric vehicle program in The Hague

As the next step in its goal to make inner-city deliveries more environmentally friendly, DHL Express expanded its City Hub concept to The Hague, Netherlands, with a new pilot using electric vehicles. The program also includes the first launch of Deutsche Post-DHL Group’s StreetScooter electric van in the DHL Express network. DHL Express first launched […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 3, 2017

The Freight 50: A strong finish to 2016

A strong finish In some ways, 2016 came in like a lamb for the airfreight industry and went out like a lion – one whose roar can still be heard today as the surge in demand carried well into 2017. IATA’s WATS report noted that the particularly strong peak season in 2016 “coincided with a […]
  • Staff Reports
  • July 25, 2017

DHL Express tags on more orders for EFW A330-300 conversions

DHL Express expanded its A330-300 conversion deal with ST Aerospace today, contracting an additional four A330-300 conversion slots, with options for an additional 10 conversions. The conversions will be undertaken by ST Aerospace’s subsidiary, Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), which is jointly owned with Airbus Group. The first two A330-300 conversion freighters are scheduled to enter DHL’s […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 19, 2017

Bridges to Breakthroughs: How free trade can survive in a protectionist world

A war on the Korean peninsula would be unthinkable for global supply chains. “If Korea is hit by a missile,” Soo Kyoum Kim, of IDC Research told Bloomberg, “all electronics production will stop.” South Korea’s semiconductor manufacturers supply two-thirds of the world’s electronic memory chips, and it was the country’s indispensability to the global economy […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 5, 2017

New express facilities to handle record growth at Budapest Airport

Compared to the major cargo hubs, 30,000 tonnes of cargo in a quarter may seem modest, but for the rapidly expanding Budapest Airport (BUD) the first-quarter figure for 2017 represents a new record in cargo volume, which rose 32.3 percent, year-over-year. March 2017 figures, alone, reached 11,536 tonnes of cargo, up 33.3 percent over March […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 5, 2017

DHL Global Forwarding recovers during record Q4 for DP-DHL

While reporting record profits for the 2016 fiscal year, and it’s best-ever performance in the fourth quarter, Deutsche Post-DHL’s exuberance over its end-of-year report was tempered a bit by its airfreight performance. The integrator’s DHL Global Forwarding (DHL-GF) arm, which happens to be the world’s largest forwarder of air cargo, saw volumes drop 1.3 percent, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 10, 2017

DHL: Cross-border e-commerce to grow at 25 percent through 2020

Cross-border e-commerce will increase at an annual average rate of 25 percent between 2015 and 2020 (from US$300 billion to $900 billion), according to research published last week by DHL Express. That rate is twice the pace of domestic e-commerce retailers and manufacturers in the six countries featured in the study, and underscores the importance […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 7, 2017

Amazon to move Prime Air cargo hub to Cincinnati

When Amazon announced last year that it was entering directly into the air logistics business with the launch of Prime Air, the airfreight world knew that it had to prepare for bold moves by a deep-pocketed company with a passion for innovation. Yesterday, the Seattle-based online retail giant made another bold move by announcing the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 1, 2017

DHL: 3D will complement mass-production, disrupt last-mile logistics

The rise of 3D printing doesn’t spell serious trouble for mass-production, but spare-parts logistics may potentially transform the supply chain, according to the latest DHL trend report: “3D Printing and the Future of Supply Chains.” Instead, the DHL study said it anticipates that 3D printing will fulfill a “complementary” role to manufacturing, as it grows […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 30, 2016
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