DHL Express expands at MIA

By Damian Brett

Source: DHL Express

DHL Express has invested $78m in expanding its Miami International Airport hub after adding flights to and from Europe, Asia Pacific, South America.

The express giant said the investment includes equipment for a fully-automated package sort system, which will double sorting capacity, and twice the warehouse space, which now stands at 206,000 sq ft.

The investment is part of a larger $360m plan for the region to increase volume capacity in the DHL Express Americas network by nearly 30% by the end of 2022.

DHL also installed two state-of-the-art Automated Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) Machines at the Hub, which provides 3D CT images and enables automated explosives detection in a high speed in-line system at the first level of screening.

“Our Miami Hub has always been a key gateway into South and Central America and the Caribbean, and with the new investments and flights, it’s fantastic to see us even more connected to the rest of the world,” said Mike Parra, chief executive, DHL Express Americas.

“This is all part of our continual drive to expand and improve our infrastructure, modernize and grow our air fleets and establish new routes. The overall results are improved flexibility, reliability and service for our customers’ ever-growing international shipping needs.” 

The company now operates 193 weekly flights (arrivals and departures) at the Miami hub, through a combination of B737F, B757F, B767F, B777F, and A330F aircraft. 

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