DHL is investing $108m in its Americas hub in Cincinnati

DHL announced that it is investing $108m to expand its Americas hub facility at the Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky airport (CVG) in the US. The investment is designed to help meet the demands of continued growth in international e-commerce and global trade. The expansion will provide more gates to accommodate additional aircraft, warehouse space and new equipment to provide more capacity for sorting shipments as well as unloading and reloading planes.

“This multi-million dollar investment underscores the DHL commitment to the US market and the integral role that our hub here plays in connecting the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky region to our vast global network,” said Stephen Fenwick, CEO, DHL Express Americas. “The expansion and service enhancements from this investment will provide additional infrastructure and efficiency. This in turn will support the continued growth in international shipments that we’re seeing as well as add to the economic well-being of this region.”

The CVG hub, one of three DHL global hubs, connects the US to DHL’s network spanning Asia, Europe and the Americas. Processing approximately 46m international shipments annually, the CVG hub handles shipments bound for the US, Canada, Mexico and Latin America. It also connects nearly 100 service centres, gateways in Los Angeles and New York, and a hub in Miami to more than 220 countries and territories around the world. DHL’s two other global hubs are in Leipzig, Germany, and Hong Kong.

DHL has invested significantly in its global express network in recent years, in order to reinforce its leading position in international time definite delivery. In the last 18 months, the company has announced major investments, including $200m to double its European hub in Leipzig, $85m in a new South East Asia Hub in Singapore, and $177m expansion programme in the Middle East and North Africa. DHL is also modernizing its air fleet, introducing more efficient freighter aircraft with increased capacity to bolster connectivity for its global customer base.

The various expansion and equipment projects covered by this investment in the Cincinnati hub should be completed in late 2016.