DHL Unveils Newly Expanded Facility at the Miami International Airport

  DHL Unveils Newly Expanded Facility at the Miami International Airport

  *Key DHL Facility Supports Customer Growth along U.S.-Latin America Trade
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  *Signing of Global Buyer Initiative with U.S. Dept. of Commerce Announced

Business Wire

PLANTATION, Fla. -- December 03, 2012

DHL today unveiled a new, modernized hub and airline facility at the Miami
International Airport service center to meet customers’ growing shipping needs
to and from Latin America. At the facility’s ribbon-cutting ceremony, DHL also
announced the recent signing of a new Global Buyer Initiative, which supports
expanding U.S. exports by matching foreign customers with U.S. suppliers.

The new 140,000 square foot facility in Miami will serve as a hub for
processing DHL shipments from all over the world to Latin America and the
Caribbean as well as for shipments from Latin America and the Caribbean to the
more than 220 countries and territories DHL serves. DHL will also provide air
cargo and charter services from the facility to all of Latin America, Mexico
and the Caribbean.

“The expansion of our operations at Miami International Airport is part of our
long-term investment to support market growth in import and export volumes
along the U.S.-Latin America trade lane,” said Ian Clough, CEO of DHL Express
U.S. “This investment, which surpasses $20M, will bring immediate benefits for
our customers, who will experience increased speed, reliability, capacity and
connectivity for their international shipments.”

Over the last decade, total U.S. merchandise trade (exports plus imports) with
Latin America grew 82%^1. To ensure DHL is fully prepared for the continued
growth in international trade, it moved to a larger space at the airport while
creating a state-of-the-art facility capable of significantly improving
shipment handling times.

New conveyor systems, additional space for DHL operations and U.S. Customs
processing, extra handling and storage space for dry and perishable goods,
along with other enhancements like upgraded shipment scanning technology will
enable quicker handling and improved shipment visibility.

Global Buyer Initiative

DHL also announced the recent signing of a new Global Buyer Initiative (GBI)
that seeks to introduce DHL customers in foreign countries to U.S. small- and
medium-sized business suppliers. The GBI is part of a series of partnership
programs of the U.S. Government’s National Export Initiative – a multi-year
effort to create more U.S. jobs by increasing the number of companies
exporting and expanding the amount of markets for U.S. companies that
currently export their products.DHL is launching its GBI initially in Mexico,
Colombia, Panama and Canada. The new agreement complements the existing New
Market Exporter Initiative partnership between DHL and the U.S. Department of
Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA).

The new DHL Miami facility is located at 5815 N.W. 18^th Street in Miami,
Florida. The new Miami hub and airline facility investment is one of many
initiatives DHL has undertaken to improve its international network
efficiencies and connectivity system-wide. DHL is also near completion of a
$47 million expansion of its regional hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
airport (CVG).

DHL – The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics
company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express,
air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and
international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of
more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide
offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their
supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting
climate protection, disaster management and education. DHL is part of Deutsche
Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of 53 billion Euros in 2011.

^1 2011 Congressional Research Service Report: US-Latin American Trade: Recent
Trends and Policy Issues

Contact:

DHL Express U.S.
Communications
Robert Mintz, 425-984-4249
robert.mintz@dhl.com
 
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