DHL gives efficient cargo handling a boost

Sep 12, 2013
  • DHL Global Forwarding re-launches enhanced version of shipment management tool DHL Interactive (DHLi)
  • IT solution offers convenient booking, tracking and instant reporting on shipments

MIAMI, Fla. –September 12, 2013: DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL, has released an enhanced version of its web-based customer platform DHL Interactive (DHLi). Key improvements include increased information transparency and new design layout to improve ease of use. DHLi is globally available and can be accessed via every internet-enabled device.

“DHL is always striving to be at the forefront of the industry by leveraging technology to promote our customers’ growth,” said, CIO for DHL Global Forwarding Americas. “This enhanced version of the web-based platform offers customers increased ease of use and convenience in shipping their cargo from anywhere in the world.”

DHLi offers customers a range of services for handling their consignments. Users can book shipments atwww.dhli.dhl.com and also request documents such as certificates of origin, consular invoices and letters of credit.Furthermore, customers canuse booking templates, request instant house bill (HB) numbers, and can create a commercial invoice and pack list via the DHLi booking function.

The track and trace module also provides real-time visibility of air shipments with detailed information on goods and their shipping status. Additionally, customers can request alerts for chosen shipment stages such as the “POD” (Point Of Delivery), and the tool’s report function allows customers to compile comprehensive information on up to one year of shipment history.

Third party members, like customers or suppliers of DHL Global Forwarding customer’s, can be invited by access control, while the document repository function enables customers to easily share documents. As a web-based platform, DHL Interactive requires no IT set-up and can be accessed even away from the desk. The platform is available today in 14 languages and provided at no additional cost.

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