Wednesday, August 4, 2010

DHL Win Aircraft Spares Express Delivery Contract In USA

Southern Air Choice Based on Trial Shipments
Shipping News Feature

US - DHL Express will now provide express transportation of Southern Air aircraft-related parts to and from the U.S. in support of its global operations after a head to head trial against other service suppliers. Southern Air Incorporated, a U.S.-based cargo airline, has airline vendor locations all over the world, as well as its own facilities and offices in the US, Liege, Belgium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Hong Kong and Shanghai, China, Seoul, South Korea, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sharjah, UAE and Bangkok, Thailand.

A sound supply chain operation is essential so that urgent spare parts required for aircraft operation are shipped from parts warehouses directly to aircraft maintenance personnel, wherever the location and DHL will provide Southern Air with a dedicated import account number so all shipments, regardless of origin and destination countries, can be billed back to its U.S. location in one currency and in one consolidated invoice.

Speaking of the deal Dan McHugh, CEO of Southern Air said:

“In our industry, time is literally money, any delay in delivery of a part for a scheduled maintenance or repair could result in significant losses and diminished credibility with commercial and government customers, DHL Express is a natural fit as a partner to help keep our maintenance and repair operation running smoothly due to its global expertise, expedited customs clearance, and worldwide coverage. DHL outperformed other integrators in a head-to-head trial, providing market leading transit times and a consistent high quality service.”