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DHL ups the ante in trans-Tasman travel

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Freight across the Tasman just got more competitive, with DHL Express and airline partner Tasman Cargo Airlines launching a new Boeing 747 with an extra 15 tons carrying capacity. The new plane, which is 25 percent more fuel-efficient and emits less greenhouses gases than its predecessors, will travel five times a week between Sydney and Auckland. The additional carrying capacity will service importers and exporters on both sides of the Tasman. Currently the DHL/TCA partnership holds a significant market advantage of arriving first on the flight schedule, up to 11 hours before some competitors. According to Gary Edstein, senior vice president of DHL Express in the Oceania region, the additional carrying capacity is catering to growing demand for trans-Tasman cargo options. "In 2009 alone, we experienced significant growth in trans-Tasman shipments, so increasing our capacity to offer faster services, and more often, to our customers is a key focus for us."

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