DHL continues investment in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

DHL said it is continuing to invest in its Americas hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to ensure that it will have the capacity needed to meet the demands of future growth generated by international shipping and global trade.

In the last seven years, DHL Express has expanded its operations at CVG, its main international hub for the Americas, with continued capital improvement projects totaling USD281 million. The latest investment — the USD108 million North Ramp expansion project just getting under way — will provide additional warehouse space, up to 16 more aircraft gates to accommodate route expansions, new equipment to increase sorting capacity as well as faster unloading and reloading of planes.

The current USD108 million investment project will create 50 new jobs when it is completed in late 2016. Near term, DHL will have 200 additional jobs — both part-time and full-time — to fill in order to keep up with expected volume growth including the traditional surge in volume seen at year-end. Staff at the DHL CVG hub has grown about 50 percent in the last seven years to 2,400 from 1,600.

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. DHL´s family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 325,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories worldwide, they connect people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows.