Saturday, July 20, 2024

DHL looks to capture e-commerce business in Malaysia

The expansion of DHL eCommerce continues after it launched a domestic delivery service with nationwide coverage in Malaysia, which includes a range of customer-centric services catered to the growing e-commerce market. The division of Deutsche Post DHL Group says local online retailers will also benefit from DHL’s range of cross-border shipping and fulfillment network. DHL says the move will […]

DHL strengthens LATAM life science and healthcare capabilities

DHL Supply Chain – part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group – is to acquire control of the Brazilian road carrier Polar Transportes. The transport service provider for the life sciences and healthcare industry is a specialist in temperature-controlled transportation and has been working as a service provider for DHL for over 15 years and runs […]

DHL Global Forwarding gains IATA CEIV Pharma in Shanghai

DHL Global Forwarding’s airfreight station in Shanghai has been IATA CEIV Pharma certified, the first freight forwarder to receive certification in Asia. The air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL Group started certifying global stations to International Air Transport Association Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (IATA CEIV) in the […]

DHL eCommerce opens Narita distribution centre

DHL eCommerce has opened an outbound Distribution Centre in Narita, Japan to help Japanese online merchants connect with important e-commerce markets. The new centre introduces new international shipping products to Europe, US and UK to cater for different customer requirements. The Deutsche Post DHL Group company that was established in 2014 says the DHL eCommerce […]

Revenue falls, but earnings and operating profit up at DHL

In the 2016 financial year – Deutsche Post DHL Group posted record earnings and operating profit climbed by 45 per cent, but revenue fell. The Group’s revenue fell by 3.2 per cent year-on-year (YOY) in 2016 to €57.3 billion, but earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) reached €3.5 billion, up 44.8 per cent over the prior-year figure, while […]

DHL expands in Thailand to tap into booming e-commerce

DHL eCommerce is to expand its offering in Thailand by enhancing its coverage and by providing what it says is “affordable B2C international shipping”. The pick-up service the express freight integrator runs is also to be extended to small e-commerce merchants, which is set to benefit Thailand’s 2.7 million SMEs. DHL eCommerce launched in Thailand in […]

DHL and Huawei sign MOU for ‘Internet of Things’ partnership

Deutsche Post DHL Group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Huawei Technologies to develop a range of supply chain solutions for customers using industrial-grade ‘Internet of Things’ hardware and infrastructure. The express freight firm says the ‘Internet of Things’ could generate up to €1.77 trillion in additional value for the global logistics industry by 2025, […]

DHL and Gavi join forces to improve vaccine supply chain

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Deutsche Post DHL Group and Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance – are to team-up to provide efficient transport management and help improve vaccine supply chain for vaccine distribution in Gavi-supported countries. Kenya is one of the first countries to benefit from the new partnership, announcing a new initiative with DHL – the logistics arm of the Deutsche […]

Five more years as DPDHL CEO for Frank Appel

Frank Appel is to remain as Deutsche Post DHL Group chief executive officer (CEO) until October 2022 after the supervisory board extended his mandate for another five years. Appel joined Deutsche Post in 2000 as managing director of corporate development, before being promoted to member of the board of management in 2002. The 55-year old […]

Deutsche Post DHL Group’s profits double

Deutsche Post DHL Group’s nine month profits have doubled to €1.8 billion ($2 billion) with strong growth in all business areas. The group was helped by the Global Forwarding division returning to profit, making €183 million compared to a €280 million loss in the same nine month period of 2015. In the third quarter, Global […]

DHL Express increases Leipzig capacity by 50% with €230m expansion

DHL Express has opened its new sorting centre Leipzig/Halle Airport capable of sorting 150,000 parcels per hour following an investment of €230 million ($255 million). The expansion has increased capacity by 50 per cent and it can sort bulkier and heavier packages weighing up to 170 kilogrammes on a fully automated basis. DHL has created […]

DHL Disaster Response Team assist in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew

Deutsche Post DHL Group has sent its Disaster Response Team (DRT) to Haiti to coordinate international aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Volunteers have been providing logistics support to manage incoming aid at Toussaint L’ouverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince after the Southwest coast was hit by 145mph winds during the worst major hurricane in […]

DHL Express to build 13,000sqm facility at Budapest Airport

DHL Express and Budapest Airport have signed an agreement to develop a new 13,000 square metre base, to be ready by July 2017. The facility will be built near Terminal 1 and will accommodate 300 employees in a large warehouse and office complex. At present, DHL Express connects Budapest with two aircraft, one Airbus A300-600F […]

DHL sees express growth while global forwarding struggles

DHL Global Forwarding

Deutsche Post DHL Group has seen its first half net profit increase to 1.1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) from 821 million in 2015 with the Express division growing while Global Forwarding struggled. The profit growth came despite revenue falling to 28 billion euros from 29.4 billion due to currency effects and revenue generated from abroad […]

DHL to spend $137m to cater for booming cross border e-commerce

DHL Global Forwarding

Deutsche Post DHL Group is to spend $137 million on upgrading US domestic and cross-border e-commerce capabilities, to cater for the market that is expected to be worth $1 trillion by 2020. The $137 million will be spent on expanding fulfilment capabilities with eight new distribution centres and enhancing two existing facilities in Los Angeles […]

DHL profits increase despite revenue fall

DHL Global Forwarding

Deutsche Post DHL Group has seen profits increase by 29.1 per cent to 639 million euros ($728.4 million) despite revenue falling due to negative currency effects and lower fuel surcharges. Revenue fell by 6.1 per cent to 13.8 billion euros with Global Forwarding and Supply Chain seeing the biggest revenue falls. Global Forwarding saw revenue […]

DHL opens Advanced Regional Center in Singapore

DHL Supply Chain has launched its 160 million Singapore dollar ($119 million) Advanced Regional Center (ARC) in Singapore, which includes 130 robotic shuttles increasing picking efficiency by 20 per cent. The 90,000 square metre facility includes an S$18.8 million multi-customer automation system featuring advanced robotics with the ability to pick and store products from 72,000 […]

Deutsche Post DHL profits fall in 2015

Deutsche Post DHL Group has seen profits for 2015 fall by 25.6 per cent to 1.5 billion euros ($1.6 billion), with the Global Forwarding division making losses due to renewing its IT system. By division, earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) for Deutsche Post fell by 15 per cent to 1.1 billion euros while DHL […]

DHL deploys DRT to Fiji for Cyclone Winston aid

Deutsche Post DHL Group has sent its Disaster Response Team (DRT) to Fiji to help coordinate relief efforts at Suva Airport following Cyclone Winston. The cyclone, the largest to hit Fiji in its history, has caused considerable damage to the Pacific island nation. DHL has dispatched seven volunteers from the DRT to Fiji where they […]