DHL Express made an exciting announcement today of its purchase of 14 new Boeing 777. As the largest cargo airplanes in the world, Boeing’s 777 Freighters are capable of flying 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometers) with a cargo load of 102 tons. DHL Express also has the options for an additional 7 planes. As the oldest authorized reseller of DHL Express, our team at Preferred Shipping is excited about the benefits in cost, efficiency, and reliability for customers that will result from this capital investment in DHL infrastructure.
This purchase is part of a gradual replacement of older aircrafts with more fuel-efficient and technically reliable planes. This continued investment will allow DHL Express to meet increasing global demand and serve even more markets with non-stop flights.
These state-of-the-art aircraft will reduce CO2 emissions by 18 per cent versus the aircraft being replaced. This will help DHL Express to contribute to greater sustainability in line with its climate protection target which is to reduce all logistics-related emissions to zero by the year 2050.
You can learn more directly from DHL’s global press release.