The Silicon Solution? How robots are reinventing the cargo warehouse

At first sight, the machines are not much to look at – hardly like classic robots at all. They’re colorful and sleek, but they look more like expensive suitcases lying on their sides than the most cutting-edge examples of artificial intelligence (A.I.) in the logistics field. But once these little rectangles start moving by the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 1, 2019

Tech, trade, talent, transportation to dominate 2019, says DHL’s Sureddin

Toward the end of 2018, DHL Supply Chain said it was going to invest US$300 million into the acceleration of the development of cutting-edge technologies, such as robotics, at the majority of its North American facilities. Some of the technologies discussed include blockchain and the platooning of vehicles, among many others, but the integrator also […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 7, 2019

DHL acquires Colombian warehousing company, expands Latin American presence

Today, DHL Supply Chain acquired Colombian company Suppla Group, a provider of warehousing and packaging for life-sciences, healthcare and retail products, with locations in 25 Colombian cities. “The expansion into the developing Andean region in South America, specifically in Colombia, is key to achieve our Strategy 2020 targets and allows us to unlock further growth […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 22, 2018

With driver shortage looming, DHL Supply Chain opts for Tesla’s new semi trucks

DHL Supply Chain announced today that it has placed an order for 10 Tesla Electric Class 8 semi-trailer trucks. Jim Monkmeyer, president of transportation at DHL Supply Chain North America, explained that the new semis are “a revolutionary approach to trucking.” DHL is one of the first third-party logistics companies to order the trucks, which […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 29, 2017

DHL looks to Cambodia, Thailand as next growth frontiers in Asia

With ongoing expansions and new delivery programs increasing DHL Supply Chain’s footprint in Asia already in 2017, the logistics provider is maintaining that pace in the region with the new announcement that it has set its sights on Cambodia and Thailand. DHL announced plans today to invest more than €70 million to grow its regional […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 25, 2017

DHL opens life-sciences facility at Dublin Airport

In response to Ireland’s growing “bio boom,” DHL Supply Chain opened a 3,700-square-meter, pharmaceutical-grade facility today on the island nation. Located near the Dublin Airport, the facility is the 43rd Life Sciences Center of Excellence in DHL’s global pharmaceutical supply chain network. The temperature-controlled, end-to-end supply chain services include storage, pick-and-pack services, and inventory control. […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 28, 2017

DHL Supply Chain to take over MRO logistics for Etihad Airways Engineering

Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) firm Etihad Airways Engineering said it plans to outsource all its logistics functions to DHL Supply Chain, the Abu Dhabi-based engineering arm of Etihad Airways announced yesterday.  In a letter of intent signed by the two companies, DHL Supply Chain will assume management of the MRO’s stores, local transport […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 21, 2017

DHL ramps up investment in Brazil’s logistics sector

On the same day that DHL announced that it will begin managing in-plant logistics for Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing plant in Itatiaia, Brazil, the integrator’s supply chain arm, DHL Supply Chain, also said it will acquire control of the Brazilian road carrier Polar Transportes, a transport service provider for the life sciences and healthcare industry. […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 18, 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

DHL Supply Chain prepping life-science network for robotics

Your next pharmaceutical order may be sent to you without ever being touched by human hands – provided it comes from a warehouse taking part in a new DHL Supply Chain robotics pilot project in the United States. DHL said it will start testing “collaborative, autonomous robotics” within its life-sciences sector at a facility in […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 5, 2017

One man’s trash: DHL and Gatwick convert waste into energy

Gatwick Airport and DHL Supply Chain have flipped the “On” switch for the airport’s new waste management plant, making Gatwick the first airport to turn airport waste into energy onsite. DHL’s new £3.8 million waste plant not only disposes of, but also converts waste into energy to heat Gatwick’s waste management site and power the […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 24, 2017

DHL Supply Chain and Sanofi open Brazil logistics center

DHL Supply Chain, the logistics arm of the Deutsche Post DHL Group announced completion of a two-year project to consolidate the logistics operations of three divisions of Sanofi, a French multinational pharmaceutical company with extensive operations in Brazil. The consolidated distribution center is in Guarulhos, near São Paulo. The new facility consolidates Brazil operations and […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 12, 2016

DHL continues acquisition strategy, buying up Italy-based MIT Safetrans

DHL Supply Chain’s appetite for growth through acquisitions is continuing apace, with news today that the global logistics company is taking full ownership of Italian MIT Safetrans, which bills itself as, “the leading Italian logistics provider for highly specialized and high added-value niche markets.” Neither company disclosed the value of the deal. The acquisition enhances […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 5, 2016

DHL Supply Chain and ATR sign expanded contract

DHL Supply Chain has renewed its contract with France-based turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR. The new three-year extension covers global inventory management and aircraft spare-part orders. A notable volume of DHL cargo flies aboard ATR turboprop conversions around the world. Since 2005, DHL Supply Chain has provided ATR with inventory management, international distribution of spare parts, […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 6, 2016
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