- 9 July 2021
- Transport / Logistics Services
DHL Express has announced it is to invest more than $360 million in the next two years to expand its facilities in the major growth areas of the Americas. In addition it is to invest heavily in the Americas air network that will include introducing new direct flight routes.
The new investment comes in response to strong growth in B2C and B2B e-commerce shipments, with the Americas seeing an average growth in volumes of 33% per day in Q1, 2021 than the same period in 2020.
“Globalisation has continued to show its resilience, fuelled by digitalisation and the power of global trade,” said Mike Parra, CEO, DHL Express Americas. “With an ever increasing number of consumers shifting their shopping activities online, and the sharp rise in businesses selling their goods in the global marketplace, we need to continue the critical investments in our network infrastructure to meet the growth demands in international e-commerce and global trade.”
Much of the investment is going into existing facilities to include a new automated parcel hub in Hamilton, Canada, as well as infrastructure investments in Mexico and Brazil.
“The growth in e-commerce shipment volumes will continue to put pressure on air cargo capacity in the industry, which has led to our continued investments in new dedicated aircraft and routes,” said Parra.