DHL lands global airfreight contract with Chinese cell phone manufacturer

Transsion Holdings, one of the world’s fastest-growing and mobile phone manufacturers, has chosen DHL Global Forwarding to arrange the shipment of its cell phones. Under the agreement, DHL-GF will provide airfreight services, including customs clearance, from Transsion’s manufacturing base in South China to 28 countries around the world, covering parts of Asia, the Middle East […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 14, 2016

WorldACD: May another disappointment for air cargo

Air cargo volumes grew by an anemic 0.5 percent in May 2016, measured against the previous year’s May figures, according to WorldACD (see chart above). In a report released this week, the market data company noted significant diversity in performance, with the origin North America market tumbling 4 percent, year-over-year, while the Middle East/South Asia […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 1, 2016

DHL: Rise of the machines [VIDEO]

Robots named “Baxter” and “Sawyer,” currently undergoing testing at DHL’s Innovation Center in Troisdorf, Germany, are being “shown” how to handle complex warehousing tasks, such as assembly, kitting and packing. Soon, DHL plans to install copies of these machines on the floors of its storage facilities around the world. Advancements in technology have finally enabled […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 22, 2016

Atlas accelerating pivot from heavy freight to express

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) is pivoting towards e-commerce and express shipments to take advantage of high-growth markets, said CEO William Flynn at the company’s investor meeting yesterday. And while Atlas already has a reputation as one of the more dynamic cargo airlines, the announcement accelerates its move away from heavy freight and towards more […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 17, 2016

Are you smart enough to build a robot?

The robots are taking over, at least if DHL has its way. And the nerds. The integrator’s “Robotics Challenge” is aimed at creating new self-driving delivery robots and sustainable logistics models to reduce the airfreight industry’s environmental footprint. On the robotics side, the aim is to develop prototypes for a “self-driving delivery cart that can […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 15, 2016

New Istanbul airport to offer massive cargo facility

On the streets of Istanbul, the construction of the new airport, located near the confluence ofthe Bosporus and the Black Sea, is a contentious issue. The project is part of President Erdogan’s ambitious infrastructure development project that he hopes will bolster Turkey’s position in regional and global markets. And with Turkish Cargo growing at an […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 15, 2016

Grim numbers in the 3PL sector for Q1 2016

Organic growth in the third-party logistics (3PL) market is down 8.9 percent, year-over-year, for the first quarter of 2016, according to a report from ARC Advisory Group. These numbers, which do not include the effects of acquisitions, reflect dismal quarterly results from industry heavyweights, such as DHL Supply Chain and Global Forwarding, which declined from […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 14, 2016

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
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