DHL moves from Boeing Field to SeaTac [VIDEO]

DHL is abandoning its former Boeing Field operations to take advantage of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s upgraded cargo facilities, which underwent a US$23 million upgrade just last year. Sea-Tac Airport provides DHL with growth opportunities as we continue to expand,” explained Cain Moodie, vice president and head of operations for DHL Express U.S. DHL will operate […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 7, 2016

New ‘Carbon Calculator’ keeps track of cargo transport emissions

The air cargo industry has long been sensitive to the high amount of carbon emissions, DHL has created an application that can help customers track the size of the carbon footprint left behind with every shipment. With the introduction of the free “Carbon Calculator,” DHL customers can see the amount of emissions created by their […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 6, 2016

New DHL logistics facility launched at Hanover Airport

DHL Express Germany officially opened its new US$37 million facility at Hanover Airport yesterday. Two formerly separate sort facilities (one handling time definite shipments for national road and international air networks, the other handling day-definite shipments for the European road network, are now consolidated within an overall floor space of about 30,000 square meters. Wolfgang […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 3, 2016

DHL to shoot the moon

The moon may soon have a postal address if an ambitious marriage of logistics knowhow and cutting-edge science is successful. Deutsche Post DHL has signed on as the “official logistics provider” for Astrobotic’s first mission to the moon. The mail and logistics company is responsible for logistics services for Astrobotic’s spacecraft and its customer payloads. […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 3, 2016

DHL expands network to Russia, CIS region

DHL is expanding its Airfreight Plus network into Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) despite a challenging regional economic outlook and sanctions on Russia. The carrier announced that the new locations are in response to, “a switch from overnight demand to more economical distribution solutions, and thus an increasing demand for our DHL […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 31, 2016

RACCA warns of air cargo delays from looming pilot shortage

Americans can expect delivery disruptions in the coming months unless steps are taken to address a growing pilot shortage, according to a recent study conducted by the Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association (RACCA) on behalf of FedEx, UPS and DHL. The report found that carriers connecting small-town America to large package delivery hubs, located in […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 27, 2016

“The Asian 6” to reshape supply chains

DHL highlighted the persistent growth potential of the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, and urged all links in the supply chain to take note of emerging trends and plan strategically, to capitalize on such opportunities with the recent release of its “Demystifying Asia Pacific Trade Trends” white paper (see graphics below). Shifting centers of production will alter […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 25, 2016

K+N’s Scharwath to take helm of recovering DHL Global Forwarding

Earlier this year, Deutsche Post DHL CEO Frank Appel vigorously defended the performance of its troubled Global Forwarding, Freight, division amid rumors that it might be sold at a fire-sale price. Today, Appel’s defense was solidified yet again with the announcement that Tim Scharwath, former   global head of air logistics at Kuehne + Nagel (K+N), […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 18, 2016

Pilots flying for DHL’s network near unanimous in strike vote

After weeks of voting, the union representing nearly 2,000 American pilots who fly worldwide for carriers that operate DHL’s  network, released the results of a a strike authorization vote, showing 99 percent of the participating pilots voting in favor of a possible strike. According to the Teamsters Local 1224 union, 93 percent of their represented […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 17, 2016

DHL ‘Parcelcopter 3.0’ gets James Bond treatment in Bavaria [VIDEO]

If it’s Friday, it must be time for another drone video on ACW… OK, we admit that we have a weakness for these little unmanned gadgets, but this particular system, created by Germany-based Deutsche Post DHL, is a far cry from the spindly, insect-like “Parcelcopter” we featured back in September 2014. This is “Parcelcopter 3.0,” […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 13, 2016

3D Printing & Cargo: Threat or opportunity?

Many people still think of 3D printing (3DP) as a toy for the “maker” geeks crowd. Today, that toy status of 3DP is official. Mattel recently introduced a 3D printer for kids called the ThingMaker, which runs on cuttingedge 3D design and printing technology from Autodesk, the same company that brought the world AutoCAD. The […]
  • Michael Moore
  • May 4, 2016

Pilots union dispute heats up with potential strike vote

On ongoing dispute between a prominent pilots’ union and five carriers that operate DHL’s North American network recently reached a new level as the union members have decided to vote to authorize a potential strike action over disagreement in contract negotiations. Over the next 10 days, nearly 2,000 pilots represented by the International Brotherhood of […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 4, 2016

Pilots’ unions to enter mediation with Atlas Air Worldwide

Unions representing pilots that fly for DHL-contracted carriers Atlas Air, Inc. and Polar Air Cargo have requested to begin mediation with Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW) via the National Mediation Board (NMB), stating that Atlas Air has “refused to engage in any further legally-mandated negotiations.” AAWW said they have strongly objected to such negotiations. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 26, 2016

DHL scans ‘Trends Radar’ report for logistics advancements

Do “self-learning machines” and “bionic enhancements” fill you with wonder about the future of logistics or just cause anxiety headaches? Fortunately, we’ll all have several more years to decide how we feel about these technologies and others listed in DHL’s third annual “Logistics Trend Radar” report. The sentient machines and bionics, DHL said will take […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 25, 2016
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