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.