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DHL’s new Boeing 767-300F freighter aircraft will offer express, overnight delivery between Sydney and Auckland five times a week

DHL Express unveils new freighter aircraft for trans-Tasman service

DHL Express, one of the world’s leading international express freight providers, has announced that it will utilise a Boeing 767-300F (Boeing 767) freighter aircraft which has 50% more cargo capacity for its trans-Tasman lane.

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The Boeing 767, which replaces the Boeing 757, will offer express, overnight delivery between Sydney and Auckland five times a week as the trans-Tasman is one of the key trade lanes for DHL Express Australia. 

Based on the latest figures from the DHL Export Barometer 2017, New Zealand remains the top export market for Australian businesses, with 61% of exporters sending goods across the trans-Tasman trade lane and one in four of them naming New Zealand as their largest export market. 

Gary Edstein, CEO and senior vice president of DHL Express Oceania: “The new aircraft will enhance the efficiency and speed of delivery”

Gary Edstein, CEO and senior vice president of DHL Express Oceania, says: “As an international air express carrier, aviation is at the core of our business. The Boeing 767 aircraft will enhance the efficiency and speed of delivery, with the latest technology for communications, navigation, enhanced safety systems, and automated roller systems to assist with loading and unloading.”

Mr Edstein says DHL Express is incredibly proud to be the only logistics company with a dedicated aircraft on the trans-Tasman trade lane. “Over the last decade, trade between Australia and New Zealand has steadily increased, making New Zealand one of our largest trade partners. And with this purpose-built freighter aircraft, we will ensure that we remain competitive for many years to come.”

Operational flexibility

The DHL Express Boeing 767 offers operational flexibility, with an all-digital flight deck which allows it to support time-critical deliveries. It also boasts high fuel efficiency with a light, durable aluminium alloy and composite structure, making it lighter than competing freighters.

The Boeing 767 is equipped with powered cargo-handling equipment, both on the main deck and in lower holds, making cargo handling easier and more seamless. The cargo-handling system and operator interface provide complete automation of the cargo-loading process. The freighter’s main deck has both interior and exterior master control panels along with local control panels to provide maximum flexibility.

DHL Express transports a diverse range of goods between Sydney and Auckland, including time-critical deliveries such as medical supplies and equipment, spare parts for the agricultural industry, automotive parts plus electronics. 

“DHL Express will continue to support businesses operating via the trans-Tasman trade lane, with the service standards that customers have come to rely on,” Mr Edstein says.


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