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.


25 Nov 2015
DHL has named Mike Parra, a long-time logistics professional, to the position of CEO DHL Express Americas, replacing Stephen Fenwick, who is retiring Dec. 31.
11 Nov 2015
Deutsche Post DHL’s operating profit slumped by over 70 percent in the third quarter due mainly to continuing problems at its global forwarding and freight unit.
02 Nov 2015
Deutsche Post DHL has written off 345 million euros ($380 million) of costs after deciding to abandon Net Forwarding Environment, a customized IT restructuring program aimed at turning around its troubled global forwarding unit.
02 Oct 2015
Con-way Freight today said it will raise non-contract tariff rates 4.9 percent this month, following rate hikes announced by FedEx Freight in the U.S. and DHL Freight in Europe.
28 Sep 2015
DHL Express has promoted a veteran African logistics executive to managing director of Sub-Saharan Africa operations for the global parcel giant.
27 Aug 2015
DHL Express will invest $20 million in sub-Saharan Africa this year to increase its footprint, taking the German logistics giant’s total investment in the continent to more than $50 million in the last year.
06 Aug 2015
Deutsche Post DHL trimmed its 2015 profit forecast after strikes by postal workers in Germany and restructuring costs in its global freight forwarding unit sharply reduced its second-quarter earnings.
23 Jul 2015
DHL Global Forwarding's new less-than-truckload cross-border service isn't just about US-Mexico trade. It's part of growing shipper demand for multimodal, multiregional logistics and transportation services.
09 Jul 2015
Germany’s Deutsche Post is pushing ahead with plans for new low-cost DHL parcel delivery companies in its domestic market after resolving a long-running dispute with unions that had led to a series of strikes over the past three months.
02 Jul 2015
Deutsche Post DHL’s plans to set up new parcels companies to compete with lower cost rivals is “non-negotiable” the chief executive of the mail and logistics giant said on the eve of talks tomorrow with unions aimed at ending a three month long strike by postal workers.
30 Jun 2015
Kazakhstan’s national rail operator and DHL Global Forwarding have signed a memorandum of understanding that will provide the logistics operator with additional block trains on the fast-developing land bridge between China and Europe.
12 Jun 2015
Global logistics provider DHL is ramping up operations in India, introducing a weekly truck service between Ahmedabad and Nhava Sheva to lead its less-than-containerload consolidation business.