ASTAR and DHL win US Defense contract
DHL has announced that one of its major air cargo service providers, ASTAR Air Cargo (ASTAR), with whom DHL partners in providing global transportation services under US Government Contracts, has been awarded an International Heavyweight Express (IHX) contract valued at over $29 million from the Department of Defense (DoD). DHL, as subcontractor under the IHX contract, will provide international heavyweight express pick up, delivery and related services worldwide in conjunction with ASTAR, which is a licensed U.S. air carrier operating from DHL's principal air and ground hub in Wilmington, Ohio.
The new contract, effective December 1, 2006, provides for the transportation of general parts and supplies at weights 151lbs to 300lbs throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. DHL's Global Customer Solutions team is now preparing to engage Department of Defense distribution depots, which include DLAs (Defense Logistics Agency), key Military Service Locations and bases that will utilize DHL International Heavyweight Express services.