In a bid to decrease transit times and capture increased trade across the pacific, DHL announced plans this morning to improve their connections between Japan and the US, to increase the frequency of their US- Australia connections, and to introduce new links between Taipei, South Korea and Japan.
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The proposed enhancements will be launched by the end of April 2013 and will result in a new next-day delivery service from Japan to the US, and a two-day delivery capability for US, Canadian and Latin American customers shipping to Tokyo.
New connections to Australia from the US will be routed via Japan, with the aim of improving both US- Australia connections, and building capacity for increased trade between Australia and North Asia.
Jerry Hsu, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific, said: "The integration and strategic scheduling of additional highly efficient freighter aircraft into our network will directly benefit a large number of markets across three continents. Trade between Asia and the US is predicted to grow 10% per annum up to 20201. We are improving service and adding capacity between Asia and the US to support the continued two-way growth we see on the world's biggest trade lane. By providing more capacity and connections, DHL is helping customers capitalize on this potential."