DHL débuts e-commerce platform, expands presence in Europe

DHL is further investing in a future dominated by e-commerce, today releasing a digital platform for its e-commerce customers that will allow easy access to the company’s distribution network from a single source. The service underpins the company’s parallel goal of meeting demand for faster shipping, an effort it also intends to address by increasing […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 3, 2018

DHL Global Trade Barometer calls for slight decline in air trade

According to DHL, the outlook for air trade this year has dipped slightly due to an increase in oceanfreight momentum. This is the conclusion reached by the latest figures from the integrator’s Global Trade Barometer, an index that tracks the progress of global air cargo development. Despite a one-point point drop, the air trade outlook […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 28, 2018

DHL breaks ground on distribution center for Eaton

Today DHL Supply Chain, a division of Deutsche Post DHL, broke ground on the construction of a distribution center and storage facility in Rheinbach, Germany, that it has been contracted to design and build for Eaton, a Dublin-based power management company. The 35,000-square-meter storage facility will connect to nearby DHL freight and parcel hubs that […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 22, 2018

DHL targets e-commerce with ‘virtual delivery network’ service

Responding to demand for faster, more personalized service from customers, DHL has launched DHL Parcel Metro in the U.S., which the express company says is a fast and flexible service for online retailers that meets consumers’ increasing demand for same-day and next-day delivery. “E-tailers today recognize more and more that the customer experience – and […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 16, 2018

DHL and Accenture trial blockchain-based pharma security program

DHL released a report in cooperation with Accenture that outlines blockchain’s “profound impact” on the logistics industry. However, the partners said that the industry will need to improve its collaboration before blockchain goes mainstream. The two companies have also built a working prototype, which tracks pharmaceuticals from the point of origin to the consumer, preventing […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 12, 2018

DHL asks, is your business falling behind in supply chain digitalization?

It’s not just a catchy headline any longer: your business is missing out – or even falling behind – and DHL has the data to prove it! According to the integrator’s polling, 95 percent of companies are not capturing the “full benefits of digitalization technologies for their supply chains.” “This is a transformative juncture for […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 5, 2018

DHL partners with Cologne Business School to ‘go green’

DHL Global Forwarding, the logistics arm of Deutsche Post DHL,  has published a white paper in partnership with the Cologne Business School, in an endeavor to incorporate sustainable practices into its supply chain. The white paper lists actions that all forwarders and logistics firms can take to “intensify their environmentally friendly and socially responsible actions […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 1, 2018

New DHL Express hub in Brussels to quadruple regional capacity

DHL Express opened its 36,500-square-meter Brussels hub today, quadrupling the integrator’s capacity for the region. The €140 million facility features automated sorting technology that allows later pick-up times, greater flexibility and higher reliability for Belgian shippers. Capable of handling 42,000 shipments per hour, the Brussels hub is one of the largest facilities in DHL Express’ […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 22, 2018

China’s manufacturing shift to boost airfreight demand at expense of maritime

The latest analysis from DHL says that a shift from manufacturing to services and consumption underway in China bodes well for airfreight, at the expense of seafreight. With medium-term demand for air freight expected to stay strong, DHL is now advising businesses to secure sufficient airfreight capacity in case there is a shortage. “With China’s […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 1, 2018

DHL launches Global Trade Barometer, calls for 3 more months of trade growth

Few logistics companies have access to the volume of trade data that DHL commands on a daily basis. Starting this year, the global integrator is crunching that data into its just-released “Global Trade Barometer,” a quarterly measure of economic growth based on import and export data for a number of intermediate and early-cycle commodities that […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 22, 2018

Top 10 Air Cargo World stories of 2017

We at Air Cargo World thank you for your loyal readership during this surprisingly busy 2017 and wish you continued success in the coming new year. But before we turn the calendar to 2018, we thought we’d take one last look back at this year – our 75th continuous year in publishing – and find […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 29, 2017

DHL expands Hong Kong hub as China market heats up

With last week’s 11/11 e-commerce holiday just the latest in a series of broken records for e-commerce volumes, companies are re-evaluating the scope of China’s market and positioning themselves for continued growth. Case in point: DHL Express announced a €335 million expansion of its Central Asia Hub (CAH) in Hong Kong, as the express shipper […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 14, 2017

DHL to break ground on ‘8-figure’ freight facility near Hanover Airport

European road-freight service provider DHL Freight is making “an eight-figure investment” in a new 7,800-square-meter freight hub at the Hanover Airport Business Park in Langenhagen, Germany. DHL Freight expects its investment to translate into improvements in LTL (less-than-truckload) and FTL (full-truck-load) transport. Groundbreaking is scheduled for the beginning of 2018. The investment is part of […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 13, 2017

DHL customers prefer root canals to late shipments

In DHL’s 2017 Holiday Survey, 27 percent of the integrator’s customers surveyed said that they would “rather get a root canal than have personal holiday shipments come late,” which suggests that some 27 percent of customers haven’t yet experienced the skull-splitting agony of the dentists’ drill burrowing into their molars. Regardless, there’s a lot of […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 10, 2017
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