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For Immediate Release

Title: PHOTO ADVISORY: The Deutsche Post DHL Disaster Response Team (DRT) relocates main outpost to Las Americas International Airport in Dominican Republic to provide valuable logistics support for Haitian relief efforts


BONN, Germany, and PLANTATION, Florida, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ — DHL advises members of the media that they may download the following photo at no charge from the online archive below:

– NewsCom:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100125/MXM002

   Caption:  Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading mail and logistics services group, has moved its main DRT outpost from Haiti to the Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The team continues to unload humanitarian aid flights daily totaling over 100 tons of relief goods per day including cases of water and medical supplies.

 PHOTO Credit: DHL DRT Team (PRNewsFoto)

 The DRT:

    — Is managing a 3000 sq. meter warehouse for other non-government organizations (NGOs) to store and sort incoming aid.

    — Has flown five forklifts into Santo Domingo from Caracas, Venezuela to help transfer air goods from aircraft pallets to container trucks bound for Haiti.

    — Is stressing the importance that all cargo flights have pre-arranged onward transportation from the Dominican Republic into Haiti as warehouse capabilities are extremely limited and all ground transportation needs to be escorted.

  DHL DRT is proud of its partnership with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in the area of Disaster Management and will continue the strong collaboration to support humanitarian efforts in Haiti.

 SOURCE  DHL

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    /NOTE TO EDITORS:  For Media inquiries and/or for interview requests with Gilberto Castro, Manager DRT Americas, and Chris Weeks, Director of Humanitarian Affairs, DHL, contact Michele Mobley/