DHL makes major investment in Pennsylvania facility relocation for future growth 

DHL has invested $2.85 million in the relocation of its Pennsylvania service center from Canonsburg to Pittsburgh. The new location is intended to support anticipated growth in international trade and local manufacturing, technology, healthcare, e-commerce and education industries.  DHL’s new facility is located near the center of Pittsburgh and comprises 30,000 square feet of warehouse and […]

DHL launches new Strategy 2025 with focus on digitalization, e-commerce

In its new group strategy launched Tuesday, Deutsche Post DHL Group said it will be “stepping up the digital transformation” currently underway across its divisions, as well as focusing on the “profitable core” of its various logistics divisions, driven mainly by e-commerce. While DHL is already heavily focused on digitalization in its various business divisions, […]

DHL unveils robotic tech as part of Chicago innovation center launch [VIDEO]

Today marked the grand opening of DHL’s 28,000-square-foot Americas innovation center in Rosemont, Ill., near Chicago. The center will benefit from its proximity to American technology start-up regions, such as Silicon Valley. The Americas center is the third in DHL’s portfolio after the initial center in Cologne, Germany, and the Asia-Pacific center in Singapore. Chicago […]

DHL, Komatsu sign import agreement for shipments into Australia, New Zealand 

Japanese construction and mining equipment manufacturer Komatsu has signed a new multi-year agreement with DHL Express and DHL Global Forwarding, in which DHL will import Komatsu’s goods into Australia and New Zealand. The companies anticipate more than a million kilograms of products will be shipped annually into the countries as a result of the agreement.  Under the […]

Atlas Air, ABX, Southern Air pilots protest at CVG

Aug. 20, 2019: This story has been updated to include comment from Atlas Air.  Tomorrow, pilots flying for Atlas Air, Southern Air and ABX Air, which operate on behalf of Amazon Air and DHL, will protest at Cincinatti/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), which is the largest hub for these carriers. Pilots are protesting stalled contract negotiations […]

DHL doubles Connecticut service center capacity with $4 million investment 

DHL completed a US$4 million expansion and upgrade of its service center operations in Hartford, Conn., the company announced yesterday. The move is intended to accommodate growing cross-border e-commerce trade.  With the investment made earlier this year, DHL added 16,000 square feet of warehousing space to bring the facility’s total space to 38,000 square feet. With this expansion, the […]

The Freight 50: Sharpest climbs and falls among carriers

As noted in this year's Freight 50 feature, DHL reported the strongest y-o-y growth during 2018. The second-fastest grower on the list, Vietnam Airlines, made its first appearance on the Freight 50 list at the No. 46 spot thanks to year-over-year growth of 170.2% during 2018. Although many Chinese carriers have struggled to maintain growth […]

Forwarders’ focus turns to margins in the uncertain global environment

Now that the major freight forwarders have reported their earnings for the first half of 2019, a look at the market finds one of lower airfreight volumes and positive oceanfreight volumes. However, the lesson learned from years past was that volumes do not always equate to profit. Today, the focus is on profits. Simple common […]

DP-DHL Group’s Q2 operating profit up, despite persistent drop in airfreight volumes 

While Deutsche Post-DHL Group reported an increase in its overall revenue and operating profits for the second quarter of 2019, compared with Q218, the company’s Global Forwarding, Freight (GFF) division saw airfreight volumes decline by 5.8% year-over-year for Q2 to 888,000 tonnes. For the first half of 2019 ending June 30, GFF saw a decrease in volumes by 4.9% compared to the same period the […]

US-China trade tariffs hit Hong Kong’s local airfreight market 

DHL Hong Kong Air Trade Leading Index’s (DTI) latest quarterly report indicates that ongoing trade disputes between the U.S. and China are also negatively impacting Hong Kong’s air imports and exports.  The DTI quarterly report, commissioned by DHL Hong Kong and conducted independently by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), assesses air traders’ forward-looking business outlook for air import […]

Deutsche Post DHL, Austrian Post ink last-mile parcel delivery agreement

Today, Deutsche Post DHL Group announced it signed an agreement with Austrian Post to facilitate last-mile parcel delivery for cross-border shipments in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.   Under the agreement, Austrian Post subsidiary In Time will deliver parcels sent by DHL customers to Slovakia. Meanwhile, Deutsche Post DHL Group’s Czech subsidiary, PPL CZ, will deliver parcels sent by […]
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