DHL chief to McCain: No alternative "to taking this drastic measure" - Plain Dealer Politics Blog The "drastic measure" involves Deutsche Post's package delivery division, DHL Express. It wants to contract with United Parcel Service for what it calls "airlift" in the United States. That means it would no longer use its Wilmington airport and hub, creating a job loss in Ohio of at least 8,000 people. The scope of the potential job loss, symbolizing the economic challenges in parts of the United States, has put Wilmington's woes into the narrative of this year's presidential race. McCain visited Wilmington recently and said he would try to help, and he and Turner, who represents the area in Congress, wrote to Appel and asked him to come from Germany so he could talk first-hand to the affected community.