Wednesday, December 8

DHL Express announces new direct services between Panama, the United States, and Chile

As part From its commitment and expansion plan in the Americas of more than $ 360 million between 2020 and 2022, DHL Express, logistics provider and world leader in express shipments, inaugurates a new air route that offers direct services between Panama, the United States and Chile , improving delivery times by 24 hours.

“During this past year, we continue to see unprecedented demand for shipments from our clients in Chile and beyond the B2C and B2B segments. This growth demonstrates the continued economic strength of Chile and its neighbors, ”he said. Mike Parra, CEO for DHL Express Americas.

We are delighted that this service allows us to offer not only additional capacity for our customers to grow their business, but also better transit times. ”

It is a flight with route Panama – Miami – Santiago to be carried out with the new aircraft Boeing 767 – 300F de DHL, and has a capacity of 40 tons of structural payload per flight, adding more than 950 tons of cargo capacity per week to DHL’s network.

In this way, through its airline based in Panama, DHL Aero Expreso, DHL Express integrates Chile directly from the US for the first time. This flight is expected to have a frequency from Sunday to Friday, arriving at 01:20 a.m. in Chile and departing at 03:20 a.m., arriving in Panama at 8:15 a.m.

This new route aims to offer key benefits for the logistics of the region. Among them, greater connection, guarantee of capacity without depending on third parties and improve transit times in 1 day less to Chile from Panama, Europe and America.

“Due to the COVID19 pandemic, a significant amount of aircraft capacity has been phased out in Central and South America, so by operating with a dedicated DHL freighter, we ensure the necessary capacity to continue to provide excellent quality of service to our clients ”he said Joakim Thrane, CEO of DHL Express Central and South America.

Through the DHL Express Regional Hub in Miami, the new flight will connect to an international express network market leader serving more than 220 countries with a fleet of 260 jet aircraft.

DHL’s Miami Hub handles 20 flights per day with direct connections to Europe, Asia Pacific and the markets of America.

“The great advantage of this new flight is that, being DHL’s own, we will have significant improvements in customs procedures and we will strengthen operations in the region with better transit times. With this measure we want to contribute to the growth of local companies and ventures in international markets through exclusive express delivery services ”, he details Sandra Miró, general manager of DHL Express Panama.

This year, shipments between Panama and Chile made by the network grew 56% compared to the previous year.

With 40 years in Panama, the company supports its operation with the Hub, at the Tocumen International Airport, with 64 dedicated flights, distribution centers in Panama City and Colón, nationwide coverage with 6 service points and more than 100 business allies. It has the Global ISO 9001, TAPA and OEA Certification. Additionally, the company has been recognized, for the third consecutive year, as the # 1 in Electronic Commerce Services and Solutions in the country, by the eCommerce Institute. And it is # 2 in Best Place to Work Panama 2021.

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