DHL opens new facility in Baltimore
New DHL facility at Baltimore/Washington international airport enhances services for customersPlantation Florida, 08/27/2007, 11:30 AM CEST
DHL today announced the opening of a new facility at the Baltimore Washington International Airport to better-serve the growing needs of shipping customers.
DHL's previous operations at the airport have been enhanced with the opening of a new, $1.6 million on-airport facility serving Baltimore and surrounding areas. Improved material handling equipment for aircraft container loading and unloading as well as a 25 percent larger facility now provide for a significantly more efficient operation.
The new 18,663-sq.-ft. facility will also handle additional routes, providing deliveries for more customers in Baltimore, as well as various locations in Howard County, Maryland., including Columbia, Elkridge, Hanover, and Jessup, and features additional load positions to accommodate more vehicles and volumes of freight.
"The expansion and enhancements at the new Baltimore facility will benefit many shipping customers, as they will now receive earlier deliveries in the area," said John Cameron, executive vice president of operations, for DHL. "The new facility underscores DHL's commitment to its U.S. operation, and our continual enhancements in order to provide the best possible experience for customers."
The facility employs approximately 30, including couriers, administrative staff, managers, sales and security personnel.
The new Baltimore facility investment is one of many initiatives that DHL has undertaken to improve U.S. network efficiencies and connectivity system-wide. DHL has recently enhanced its presence in cities across the country through new facilities in New York City, Columbus, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; Charlotte, North Carolina; Salt Lake City, Utah; Charleston, South Carolina; White River Junction, Vermont; and Atlanta, Georgia. DHL also recently completed a $1.2 billion build out of its U.S. domestic network and infrastructure, including an expanded primary air and ground hub in Wilmington, Ohio, seven new Regional Sort Centers located throughout the country, and the development of new, state-of-the-art distribution facilities for the east and west coasts in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Riverside, California.