5 things to celebrate about Delta Cargo’s DASH on its 50th anniversary

posted on 16th October 2020 by Eddie Saunders
5 things to celebrate about Delta Cargo’s DASH on its 50th anniversary

Here are five things to know about DASH:

Launched Oct. 15, 1970

DASH began as DEPS (Delta Expedited Package Service). In June 1971, the service was renamed DASH (Delta Air Lines Special Handling) and expanded to all of Delta’s U.S. cities.

It’s the No. 1 Cargo product

In 2019, Delta carried over 1.3 million DASH shipments and is Delta’s most popular U.S. cargo product (excluding U.S. mail).

DASH Critical moves life-saving shipments

Delta carries a weekly average of 15 Lifeguard shipments (time-sensitive heart and other organs) and 800 life-saving human organs for transplant through DASH Critical, which was launched in 2017. The product’s signature bright pink box is easily identified for urgent shipments.

Atlanta is the No. 1 airport for DASH shipments

Nearly 50,000 DASH shipments were shipped from Atlanta in 2019, closely followed by Los Angeles and New York-JFK.

DASH innovation continues

Last year, Delta launched DASH Door-to-Door for first mile/last mile, same-day delivery straight to the customer. This expanded to include the delivery of Heavy goods earlier this year.

Bert Mesa, Vice President – Global Field Operations at MNX Global Logistics, said DASH is invaluable to his business.

“At MNX, our customers rely on our precision logistics services to deliver life-saving therapies to patients and mission-critical parts to help businesses succeed. When every moment matters, we need more than just a provider, we need a partner. And with Delta DASH, we have a partner that enables us to deliver on the speed, precision, efficiency and rigor that our customers demand.”