First B777F of the year joins DHL fleet

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DHL Express has taken delivery of its first Boeing 777F-200 Freighter of 2020, as it focuses on e-commerce for Strategy 2025.

The aircraft touched down at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport on Thursday, February 20.

In 2018, DHL ordered 14 new B777Fs, with four being delivered in 2019, six this year including the recent arrival, and the other four arriving next year.

The B777F is operated by partner airline Kalitta Air, and the fleet renewal is part of the overall modernization of the long-haul intercontinental fleet, replacing older aircraft.

John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express, said, “DHL has made its mark time and time again with innovative solutions and technologies. We are pleased to continue demonstrating to partners and customers alike how these advancements stand to elevate the entire express logistics industry while bringing us closer to achieving our Strategy 2025 goals.”

In DHL Express’s Strategy 2025, e-commerce is a focus for growth, and efficiency will further increase profits.

The B777F has a capacity of 102 tons and a range of 9,200km, the highest capacity and range of a twin-engine freighter aircraft.

Travis Cobb, executive vice president – global network operations and aviation at DHL Express, said, “With the new Boeing 777Fs, we can increase our intercontinental connections while reducing carbon emissions and fuel consumption. This enables us to continue to provide customers with the excellent quality they’ve come to expect from us while we work to expand our global services.”

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