DHL expands Cincinnati hub
DHL will invest $22.5 million to expand its hub operation at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport to meet the growing demands of international shippers.
Starting in March, DHL will build on 19 acres of land leased from the CVG Airport authority to expand its aircraft parking apron and construct nine new aircraft gates. The expansion will allow parking for nine additional widebody aircraft that will connect the United States to points in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Construction will continue through September.
This is the second phase of a two-year, $40 million investment to enhance DHL operations at the Cincinnati hub, which includes equipment upgrades and various facility improvements.
In October 2010, DHL announced a separate $12.5 million project to upgrade existing hardware and software applications running its auto sort system, improving the speed and reliability of shipment scanning and sorting as volumes grow at the Cincinnati hub. The CVG hub handles about 90 percent of the DHL volume that enters the United States.
In the past two years, DHL restructured its U.S. Express division, focusing on international shipping. The company also added a new selection of Time Definite import and export express services and flights to the United States from Paris and Frankfurt to further expand next-day service from key points in Western Europe.