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DHL to Ship Holiday Hams to Troops

PLANTATION, Fla.—DHL is partnering with HoneyBaked Ham Co. to deliver fully prepared holiday hams to U.S. troops serving abroad.

HoneyBaked Foods Inc., a shipping division of the HoneyBaked Ham Co., selected DHL for the military base program, which runs through December.

At its headquarters in Holland, Ohio, HoneyBaked Foods will flash freeze the hams then place each one in a heat-sealed, insulated bag containing a reusable ice pack. Then, it will place them in a reusable, insulated cooler and cover them with a durable polyethylene film.

DHL will collect and transport bulk containers of hams for delivery to its principal air and ground hub in Wilmington, Ohio. From there, the hams are flown to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York and tendered aboard a direct flight to Bahrain. A combination of regional flights and trucking services will deliver the shipments to Camp Anaconda and Freedom in Iraq and U.S. military bases in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

The entire process, from door-to-door, is expected to take 72 hours or less, DHL said.

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