DHL

DHL sits atop JOC’s Top 40 Global 3PLs list, with an estimated revenue of $36 billion in 2013. DHL Logistics is a subsidiary of Deutsche Post, which employs 480,000 employees throughout 220 countries and territories worldwide. Still, 39 percent of the Bonn-based company’s employees are located in Germany, while another 24 percent are located in the rest of Europe.

The company’s lines of business include mail, contract logistics, express freight, supply chain management, and international freight forwarding. The company has also recently sought to diversify outside of traditional logistics operations by starting a passenger bus fleet and an online grocery store.

In 2013, DHL reported a consolidated net profit of $2.9 billion. That marked a 27.5 percent increase from 2012’s $2.3 billion. DHL’s 2013 net debt declined 24 percent from $2.7 billion in 2012 to $2.1 billion. DHL’s operations are concerned primarily with the sectors of retail, energy, automotive, technology, and healthcare.

 

17 Feb 2015
DHL Express has unveiled a 114 million euros [US $130million] investment to build a new sorting center at Brussels airport hub, allowing it to more than triple its handling capacity.
12 Feb 2015
With less than a week to the Chinese New Year factory shutdowns and congestion delays frustrating trans-Pacific shippers, DHL is ensuring it has enough air cargo space on its U.S. routes to handle the rising demand.
11 Feb 2015
DHL Global Forwarding has opened its new Shanghai warehouse with an $18 million investment in 17,200 square feet of cold storage facilities for life sciences and healthcare customers.
10 Feb 2015
DHL Global Forwarding has launched a new weekly less-than-containerload service from Tuticorin, India, to Hamburg, Germany, as the Deutsche Post DHL Group unit aims to cater to the growing needs of small to medium-sized enterprises in the southern region.
23 Jan 2015
Blue Dart Express is denying that its parent DHL Express Singapore Pte. Ltd. is negotiating to sell its holdings in the Indian subsidiary to U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon.
15 Jan 2015
DHL Express has opened a new distribution and consolidation center in Chandigarh, near Delhi, to cater to the growing trade demand in the northern India region.
14 Jan 2015
Faced with growing demand from retail and technology customers, UPS is expanding contract logistics operations in Europe.
08 Jan 2015
Asia forwarders are preparing for a busy first quarter with a six-week sweet spot between the western year end and a late Chinese New Year expected to drive up cargo volumes being shipped out before the mainland's most important holiday.
07 Jan 2015
International air freight demand accelerated late last year, driven by strong growth in shipments of electronic goods going into the year-end festive season, the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) said today.
23 Dec 2014
The door to China’s domestic courier market is about to be opened a little wider for foreign service providers, as the State Post Bureau prepares to green light Kerry Logistics and Japanese firms Yamato Logistics and OCS (Overseas Courier Service) to operate in the mainland express market.
10 Dec 2014
CEVA Logistics has become the latest global supply chain company to expand its warehouse presence in Singapore with the a new facility at Jalan Buroh near Jurong Port in the west of the city state.
30 Nov 2014
The launching of China-Europe rail services on the southern route via Kazakhstan has been hogging the headlines recently, but moves are underway to further develop the northern link through Russia.