DHL Inaugurates Global Hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport
*Inauguration unveils results of $105 million investment over the last four
*Expanded infrastructure and new state-of-the-art sorting capabilities will
meet increasing demand across the Americas region
FLORENCE, Ky. & BONN, Germany -- June 13, 2013
DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, today celebrated the inauguration
of its newly expanded hub for the Americas at the Cincinnati/ Northern
Kentucky (CVG) Airport. The event marks the culmination of a $105 million,
four-year effort to enhance this facility to meet the growing international
shipping demand of large multinational corporations as well as small business
“The completion of the CVG hub is a further milestone in the continuous
expansion of our international express network. We are growing, building for
the future and providing U.S. companies with the logistics support they need
to succeed globally,” said Frank Appel, CEO Deutsche Post DHL, at the
The enhancements include a new 180,000-square foot sorting facility
specifically designed to accommodate larger express shipments; an expanded
south ramp for additional wide-body aircraft; an employee and pilot building;
and a facility-wide information technology upgrade.
The CVG global hub sits at the heart of the DHL U.S. network with flights
connecting customers from over 220 countries and territories worldwide to
every corner of the U.S. In addition to global hubs in Hong Kong and Germany,
the CVG hub completes the backbone of the DHL intercontinental network.
"Our investments in the DHL CVG hub enable us to respond more quickly and
effectively to the growing international activity we see, especially among
small and mid-size businesses," said Stephen Fenwick, CEO, DHL Express
Americas. "DHL aims to be an invaluable resource this important business
segment can depend on to expand and grow in an increasingly global
With a focus on continuously improving its international network, DHL recently
launched new direct flights between CVG and Japan and increased capacity into
Australia. The new flights improve transit times on key trade lanes connecting
Asia, the U.S. and Latin America, as well as expand intra-Asia connectivity.
“DHL Express is such a valuable resource for our state, not only enhancing our
strong logistics network for international trade, but also for the Northern
Kentucky community itself, which has benefited from the company’s continued
investment and development,” said Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear. “DHL is an
exemplary partner for the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport,
and that partnership has created economic growth now and for years to come.”
For more information:
Visit DHL Express Small Business Solutions to learn about services and online
tools designed to make shipping easier for small and medium-sized business as
well as resources that can help businesses expand abroad such as the DHL
partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade
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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 285,000 employees worldwide
offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their
supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting
environmental protection, disaster management and education.
DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 55
billion euros in 2012.
Bea Garcia, +1-954-701-9265
DHL Express U.S.
Robert Mintz, +1-425-984-4249
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