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.

 

20 Nov 2014
DHL Supply Chain will expand its warehousing and transport capabilities in China by 50 percent over the next three years, investing $140 million in modern logistics facilities across the country to address huge demand for services from inland cities.
13 Nov 2014
Shippers of trans-Pacific ocean freight trying to avoid crippling West Coast port congestion are turning to air cargo in such numbers that forwarders report prices going “through the roof.”
12 Nov 2014
Germany’s Deutsche Post DHL booked higher third-quarter earnings as strong gains in international express and domestic parcel shipments offset shrunken margins at its global freight forwarding unit.
05 Nov 2014
DHL has launched a new intra-Asia freighter flight connecting the economies of Thailand, Vietnam, and Hong Kong as the global express services provider responds to increasing business within Southeast Asia.
09 Oct 2014
DHL Global Forwarding will secure long-term capacity in the trans-Pacific and on other trade lanes to help customers manage rising rates as global capacity tightens.
30 Sep 2014
The world’s top integrators are waiting to see how the recent ruling by China’s State Council to liberalize domestic package delivery will play out across the multibillion dollar market dominated by a multitude of small low-cost operators.
29 Sep 2014
Large forwarders are less inclined to accept loss leading business and will turn down contracts rather than supply transport services at below break-even levels, according to logistics companies with strong Asia Pacific business.
17 Sep 2014
China-Europe rail services continue to grow in popularity with DHL the latest forwarder to offer a new weekly scheduled block train from Suzhou to Poland.
01 Sep 2014
Deutsche Post DHL will use India to pilot the development of its e-commerce business model for the Asia-Pacific region via subsidiary Blue Dart Express.
06 Aug 2014
Deutsche Post DHL booked a market-beating 5.6 percent increase in ocean container traffic in the second quarter, but it trailed growth rates of other top global freight forwarders.
Stem cell testing
16 Jul 2014
Refrigerated just isn’t cold enough for some shippers, especially those moving extremely temperature-sensitive life sciences or medical products.
Augmented reality
26 Jun 2014
Driverless trucks and completely automated warehousing systems may seem like futuristic gimmicks, but some technological advances could have a big impact on the shipping industry’s efficiency and reliability in the coming years, and they don’t involve robots and flying cars.