DHL GF targets startups with Berlin helpdesk

With the proliferation of startups in today’s increasingly digital economy, DHL Global Forwarding, the ocean- and air-forwarding arm of Deutsche Post DHL, launched a Berlin helpdesk intended specifically to help its startup and entrepreneur customers. The Start-Up Helpdesk, which offers logistics and supply chain services and advice, “acts as a link between companies going global […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 16, 2018

E-commerce and cross-border underpin 2017 gains at DHL

The Deutsche Post DHL Group’s emphasis on cross-border package shipment and e-commerce seems to be paying off, with a 7.2 percent increase in FY2017 operating profits, at €3.74 billion. The group’s Post, E-commerce, and Parcel (PeP) division posted the largest profits, contributing €1.5 billion to the total haul. Group revenue was up by 5.4 percent […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 8, 2018

DP-DHL introduces Resilience360 tool to identify supply chain disruption risk

This year’s hurricane season has been devastating for the communities impacted by the series of storms so far in the Caribbean region, and disaster relief charities like Airlink and LIFT are providing shining examples of compassion in the midst of large losses. Even after the hurricane season finally ends, complete recovery will be a long […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 21, 2017

DHL Supply Chain, Huawei implement IoT application at automotive site

DHL Supply Chain announced it is moving forward with a “narrowband internet of things” (NB-IoT) program at a DHL automotive site in Liuzhou, China, in partnership with Chinese technology conglomerate Huawei Technologies. The move is intended to streamline management at the site’s manufacturing yard by connecting 100 DHL drivers and 30 docks at the site […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 7, 2017

DHL launches Saloodo digital platform in the U.K.

Deutsche Post DHL’s digital freight platform Saloodo expanded into the United Kingdom, marking another step forward in the freight forwarding industry’s march into the technology age – as well as another step towards the eventual Brexit. The new launch offers transport services within the U.K., and between the U.K. and the European Union. The online […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 31, 2017

DHL gains CEIV certification in Hamburg, Frankfurt

DHL Global Forwarding’s airfreight stations in Frankfurt and Hamburg received IATA’s CEIV pharma certification for life sciences and healthcare. The company also said that it was expediting the certification of its other facilities, as it pushes to lock in market share in the high-margin pharma transport business. DHL began seeking CEIV certification for its stations […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 22, 2017

DHL breaks ground in Bochum, cuts ribbon in Dallas

Deutsche Post DHL Group is investing in local parcel centers to support its e-commerce and international shipping operations. As part of that strategy, DHL Parcel broke ground today on 40,000-square-meter “mega parcel” center in Bochum, Germany, just days after DHL Express opened a shipping facility near Dallas, Texas, on Aug. 15. “Our network – with […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 21, 2017

StreetScooter electric delivery van extends DHL’s ‘green logistics’ initiative

It’s hard to describe a 20-cubic-meter, four-wheeled van a “scooter,” but such is the new designation of the latest collaboration between Deutsche Post DHL Group (DP-DHL) and Ford Motor Co. Yesterday in Cologne, the two companies unveiled what they are calling the “StreetScooter WORK XL” vehicle, their first jointly produced, battery-operated electric van. DP-DHL said […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 16, 2017

Bridges to Breakthroughs: How free trade can survive in a protectionist world

A war on the Korean peninsula would be unthinkable for global supply chains. “If Korea is hit by a missile,” Soo Kyoum Kim, of IDC Research told Bloomberg, “all electronics production will stop.” South Korea’s semiconductor manufacturers supply two-thirds of the world’s electronic memory chips, and it was the country’s indispensability to the global economy […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 5, 2017

The Power 25: How the world’s top forwarders are facing the future

(Charles Kauffman and Lewis King also contributed to this article.) If 2015 was called the “year of the merger,” with the wave of consolidations across the airfreight industry, 2016 could be the year of deja vu. We have seen these companies before – well, almost all. While there has been some churn in this year’s […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 1, 2017

Greener Skies Ahead: How going green can help your bottom line

Last month, FedEx issued a report with much fanfare about the results of two initiatives that made them understandably proud. They had set baseline targets back in 2005 and were already close to hitting their goals. All told, the two initiatives saved FedEx a combined US$281 million dollars in cost savings in fiscal 2016 alone. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 4, 2017

DHL Shanghai receives IATA CEIV-Pharma certification

Once unheard of in Asia, the CEIV-Pharmaceutical certification program is starting to establish beachheads, first in Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS), then at Changi Airport. Now DHL Global Forwarding’s airfreight station in Shanghai has joined the CEIV-certified ranks. The 1,650-square-meter Shanghai facility features 245 square meters of space for air-export temperature-sensitive storage. The facility is […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 14, 2017

Deutsche Post DHL Group doubles-down on green delivery vehicles

Deutsche Post DHL Group (DP-DHL) is embracing the green revolution, doubling the production capacity of its own electric vehicles from 10,000 to as many as 20,000 by the end of the year. The news follows an announcement earlier that DP-DHL will reduce all logistics-related growth emissions to zero in net terms by 2050. DP-DHL’s electric […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 11, 2017

DHL, Huawei enter ambitious automation partnership

Deutsche Post DHL Group and Chinese technology conglomerate Huawei Technologies are collaborating on a range of supply chain services for customers using “industrial-grade internet-of-things hardware and infrastructure.” The internet of things (IoT) refers to physical devices, such as vehicles, buildings and other items, that are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators and network connectivity that […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 16, 2017
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