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DHL wins John Deere Award for fifth time in a row

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The award went to DHL Global Forwarding for the fifth time in a row for consistently excellent European inbound logistics services. From its offices in Mannheim, Germany, DHL Global Forwarding manages the precise transport and logistics operations of production materials between suppliers and John Deere’s manufacturing facilities in Europe. “I’m proud of my team in Mannheim. They’ve delivered consistently top class logistics services to our customers for over 25 years,” said Volker Oesau, CEO Middle Europe, DHL Global Forwarding. “Together wit... Read More »

Deutsche Post DHL Group: Q2 EBIT in line with expectations

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On a comparable basis, i.e. after adjusting for currency effects and portfolio changes, revenue rose by 6.2%. This development was primarily driven by significant gains at DHL Express and Global Forwarding, Freight. Operating profit (EBIT) amounted to EUR 747 million, down by 11.2% against the record level of the prior-year period. All of the DHL divisions reported EBIT increases, some significant. However, earnings in the Post - eCommerce - Parcel division fell back as expected, above all due to higher transport and staff costs. As reported at... Read More »

Hokkaido’s Ussuri brown bears keep their cool with DHL en route to Yorkshire Wildlife Park

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The endangered Ussuri brown bear, also known as the black grizzly bear, is found in many regions in the world but they are extinct across parts of Asia. Reported to be 10,000 left in Japan, the bears are on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species due to their vulnerability to habitat loss, illegal hunting and capture, and being poached for body parts and skins. Each Ussuri brown bear can weigh up to 550kg and requires temperatures to be maintained as closely as possible to their native climate in northern Japan and Korea¹. As such, purpose-b... Read More »

DHL supports European Athletics Championships Berlin 2018 as official logistics partner

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"In athletics it's all about maximizing qualities like strength and endurance to achieve overall exceptional performance. We at DHL Trade Fairs & Events can identify with these values as we strive to optimize our efficiency and coordination to provide excellent service. We are proud to support the European Athletics Championships Berlin 2018 with our transport solutions," declares Vincenzo Scrudato, Managing Director, DHL Trade Fairs & Events. About 1,600 athletes from 47 different sports will be competing over six days of competition ... Read More »

DHL Global Trade Barometer continues to rise

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According to the GTB methodology, an index value above 50 signals a positive growth forecast. The increase is notable because the data on which the Global Trade Barometer is based show no impact of the current increase in international trade disputes. The rise in the overall index was primarily driven by a slight increase for containerized ocean freight, which has now reached an index value of 64 points. The index for global air trade remained unchanged at 70 points. Geography-wise, the global improvement was mainly driven by more optimistic... Read More »

Formula 1: DHL announces design contest for the DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award

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The competition winner will not only see his/her design realized, but will be invited to attend the Formula 1 2018 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in person. Since 2015, DHL – as global logistics partner of Formula 1 – has sponsored the DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award, presented to the team with the shortest pit stops and best overall teamwork. “The award honors the pit crew for the tremendous behind-the-scenes contribution they make to the success of their drivers,” says Arjan Sissing, Senior Vice President Corporate Brand Marketing at Deutsch... Read More »

Three weekends, three countries, three races: DHL ensures smooth logistics for the first triple-header in Formula 1 history

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“For the spectators at the track and in front of their TV sets view, a Grand Prix is a huge spectacle,” says Martin Pople, Trackside Manager at DHL. The logistical effort behind it, on the other hand, remains invisible to the spectators: “A single race weekend involves months of planning and the work of two dozen of our specialists,” explains Pople. The fact that this “race behind the race” is fast and safe is also due to the expertise of the DHL specialists: The company has been active in Formula 1 logistics for more than 35 years and has bee... Read More »

DHL embarks on sustainable long-haul shipping with natural gas powered trucks

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DHL Freight, one of the leading providers of road freight services in Europe, has purchased four Liquefied Natural Gas powered Stralis trucks from IVECO in Belgium. These heavy-duty, long-haul trucks have a driving range of up to 1,500 kilometers and enable a total weight of tractor and trailer of up to 40 tons. With this purchase, DHL Freight is bringing environmentally friendly transport to its long-haul road freight. The trucks will be employed to create a sustainable transport solution for one of the world’s largest developers and sellers o... Read More »

DHL strengthens Latin America presence by acquiring Suppla Company in Colombia

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DHL Supply Chain, the contract logistics specialist within Deutsche Post DHL Group, has acquired Suppla Group, specialized on providing logistics services in Colombia. Suppla is recognized as a premier logistics provider with local expertise and longstanding customer relationships. With an established products portfolio, including warehousing and packaging services across Life Sciences and Healthcare, Retail, Consumer, and Technology sectors, Suppla has a solid business model with experienced management, stable business principles, and structur... Read More »

DHL and Rail Cargo Group extend “Belt and Road” network with new Chengdu-Vienna direct route

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“We are delighted with this new direct connection between Austria and China. Austria’s economic relations with China are growing steadily and at the same time Vienna is an important hub for trade flows to and from Eastern and Southern Europe,” explains Christoph Wahl, Managing Director DHL Global Forwarding Austria. The partnership kicked off with the inaugural 600-meter container’s journey from Chengdu’s Qingbaijiang Railway Station to the Vienna South Freight Centre. At the end of April, representatives of DHL Global Forwarding, Austrian Pre... Read More »

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