Thursday, 15 March 2012

$47 million investment in DHL hub at Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Airport

It is official. The international courier and logistics company DHL in going to invest $47 million in the construction of a second hub facility at the Cincinnati /Northern Kentucky airport (CVG). Due to high demand
of its international cliental, DHL has planned on creating a 17 930 m2 sort facility next to the main DHL hub at CVG.

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Not only will this enhance the infrastructural development of DHL’s international parcel delivery network, but the logistics expert also aims to create 280 new jobs at its Cincinnati-based facility.

DHL Express CEO Ken Allen promised that “the investment in [DHL’s] American hub is being made to support current growth, but also the significant mid-to long-term potential we see in international express volumes to and from America.”

The CVG hub connects the U.S. mainland with DHL’s global network including its service centres in DHL Asia and DHL Europe. Approximately two million international shipments going to North and Central America are currently processed at the CVG hub each month.

Further discussions between Ken Allen, Stephen Fenwick and various U.S. government and airport officials will be held today.

Source: DHL

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