Member Spotlight: DHL – Major Network Expansions Coming in 2016

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As 2016 begins, the DHL Express network will experience a major expansion at its hub located at the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). This expansion will be completed in late 2016. The expansion includes adding more gates to accommodate additional aircraft, more warehouse space and new equipment to provide extra capacity for sorting shipments and loading planes. DHL service center at the O’Hare International Airport in Chicago will also be expanded into a gateway, opening in October, improving connectivity to Europe and Asia.

In the Asia Pacific region, Singapore will open a DHL hub in the first quarter of 2016 with a fully automated package sorting system. In Japan, a fourth Tokyo gateway facility will open in the first quarter of 2016. The facility will offer Customs clearance and bonded warehousing services. In addition, it will house a service center that provides pickup and delivery services for customers.

In Europe, the DHL Leipzig Hub in Germany will see the implementation of a larger, more efficient sorting system in October. Sweden’s Gothenburg Gateway is being expanded and modernized in the first half of 2016. The facility will feature a new sorting system, which will increase processing capacity. In late 2016, the DHL Stockholm Gateway will receive a new sorting system and processing equipment, enabling speedier transit times.

The Middle East will gain a new air and road gateway, plus a service center at the Jeddah Gateway in Saudi Arabia in 2016.In Sub-Saharan Africa this year, the Kigali Gateway in Rwanda will open a new facility. In addition, gateways in Kenya, Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola will be refurbished and expanded.

Fuyao Auto Glass Update: Panel Discussion Nov. 12

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Miller Canfield and the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce will hold a discussion panel on Chinese investment in Middle America. You can register at this link or by clicking the button above.

The event is free for members.Networking and discussion will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Nov. 12. It will feature networking, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails in the historic Chef’s Room of the Phoenix club in downtown Cincinnati.

The panelists —  Yanping Wang, Shusheng Wang, and Matthew Steele — have intimate knowledge of Fuyao Auto Glass as they have worked to implement their expected $200 million investment in Ohio, the largest by a Chinese company ever in the buckeye state. Join us to learn about how this massive deal is progressing and what we can expect for the future of Chinese business in the region.

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Chinese Chamber Added to Ranks of Cincinnati Mayor’s Immigration Task Force

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley kicked off his immigration task force July 24 and the Chinese Chamber has been added to the ranks.

The mayor surrounded himself with about 80 of the volunteers who will make up this task force during a press conference in the marbled corridors of Music Hall this month and he made it quite clear that his focus is direct foreign investment.

It’s been a project of his since the beginning; the endeavor is just now gaining traction.

Attracting more foreign-born people to live, work and invest here makes the region more competitive. And it draws new sources of capital, innovation, productivity and excitement, Cranley said.

The Chinese Chamber has been added to the committee chaired by Bob Stevie, treasurer of Cincinnati Sister Cities, to attract foreigners to Cincinnati for possible investment and immigration.

Strikingly enough, the Chinese Chamber’s membership committee has been working on a program for which Stevie has shown much approval. In fact, a member of the membership committee is in China right now pitching the idea of tourist packages to Cincinnati. He will be speaking with Chinese tourism agencies and government officials about the opportunity.

The goal of this tourism program is to collaborate with local organizations to put together a lovely sightseeing package and set aside optional time for viewing residential areas, schools, universities, hospitals, etc. We want to capture some of the billions of dollars that are spent by Chinese tourists travelling abroad, and if possible, entice them to live and work here.

After all, Cincinnati is far behind more vibrant cities in the nation of similar size when it comes to percentage of the population that was born abroad. Cincinnati’s percent of foreign-born residents stands at just 5 percent, compared to 13 percent nationwide. To become greater, Cincinnati needs more diversity. The Chinese Chamber will lend its strength to that effort.