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Old Posted Oct 3, 2021, 3:33 PM
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Originally Posted by ScreamingViking View Post
This Spec article (originally SC News) has a few other numbers and details about future expansion of the operation (with the new setup it seems... it does note the 2022 building expansion as well)

Hamilton Airport officials see nothing but yellow sunshine with DHL's $100-million expansion

- DHL had employed 225 people during its peak season, but the expansion will provide an extra 150 jobs to the area
- Currently, said Gagan Bargotra, senior manager at DHL Express, the facility ships 25,000 packages per day, with a high of 35,000 packages daily on Mondays. When the facility starts its hub operations Oct. 18, it is projected to ship 50,000 to 55,000 packages per day.
- Bargotra said in the old facility, sorting packages took about 12 hours. In the new, expanded automatic-dominated facility, the same number of packages can be sorted within five hours
- Bargotra said DHL can double the capacity within a year, possibly hitting 200,000 packages. “Every conveyor belt can be doubled up,” he said.
- Since 2019, DHL Express has grown in shipments per day within Canada by about 40 per cent. The company has seen “holiday season-like” shipping volumes throughout North and South America. Every month, 60 per cent of the total Canadian shipments are cleared at Hamilton International Airport.
- The Hamilton airport has seen accelerated growth from its cargo traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic with such shipping companies as Cargojet, UPS, Amazon, Canada Post, Purolator and DHL responding to a jump in e-commerce and the movement in medical supplies, such as vaccines and personal protective equipment. There have been about 10 per cent more landings at the airport in 2020 compared to 2019, with a 6.5-per-cent increase in cargo-related revenue as of June 30, 2020.
Surprising that being the world leader in small packages that DHL is that they would build a facility so large that can only handle that small amount of pieces in a day. The new Purolator hub in Toronto that opens this fall is modelled on European DHL facilities and will run 65,000 pieces an hour through it. Even the new UPS building up on Dixie Rd can do 35k an hour and it's not a primary sort hub.
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