ACW - Air Cargo Week
DHL launches round-the-world service
Deutsche Post DHL launched a new round-the-world freighter service on 27 March, an operation connecting Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Leipzig.
By doing so, the integrator will be able to offer next-day service from many more Asian markets into Los Angeles, as well as much of the western US and Canada. Plus, because of the new Los Angeles - Leipzig link, time will be saved on many US - Europe services.
DHL will also be offering additional capacity to meet what it says has been "growing customer demand on key intercontinental trade lanes".
Capacity and service reliability on the route will be enhanced, DHL said, through the introduction of three B777 freighters operated by Southern Air.
The delivery of these aircraft will bring to 12 the number of B777Fs in the DHL fleet.
Ken Allen, CEO of DHL Express, said: "The additional capacity, range and reliability of the Boeing 777 freighters, as well as the increased fuel efficiency they bring to our fleet, will complement the significant investments we have already made in our global network over the last year and reinforce DHL's leading position in international time definite delivery."
DHL also offers a round-the-world route linking Hong Kong to the company’s express hub in Cincinnati, the freighter then flying on to Bahrain before returning to Hong Kong.