DHL Express: 50% volume growth to Americas in peak

The Americas are set to see inbound parcel volumes grow by 50% in the festive season according to a forecast by DHL Express.

The USA is going to take 70% of those increased volumes, and outbound volumes are set to grow by 30%.

“International trade has played an essential role for both businesses and individuals shopping online during this pandemic, and our solid global network, operational capacity and emphasis on customer centricity has allowed us to meet the growing demands of the market,” said Mike Parra, CEO for DHL Express Americas. “The value of global e-commerce has been reinforced, and we expect the resulting behavioural changes to continue driving an accelerated growth in global e-commerce.”

The international express company has already seen strong growth in volumes. “Higher shipping volumes for DHL Express have resulted in increased investments in our people, our facilities and our network,” Parra added.

DHL Express has added several new cargo flights that include a five-days-a-week Hong Kong-LA-Miami route and a route between its Americas Hub in Cincinnati to Singapore.

“As a result of the sustained US inbound volume growth, we will add about 3,000 full-time jobs through November in the country. That, coupled with our continued investments, will allow us to have the capacity and flexibility needed to meet the even-greater demands of our customers that a busy holiday season post Covid-19 will bring,” concluded Parra.