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.

 

30 Sep 2014
The world’s top integrators are waiting to see how the recent ruling by China’s State Council to liberalise domestic package delivery will play out across the multi-billion 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.
13 Jun 2014
Like other fashionable buzzwords in the past, the catchphrase “Big Data” has grabbed many headlines in recent months, even as it has left many potential users bewildered about its scope and potential benefits.
18 May 2014
Singapore’s rising prominence as a strategic logistics hub for Southeast Asia was further illustrated by the recent investment in warehouse and distribution facilities in the city-state by DHL and Menlo Logistics.
12 May 2014
It occupies only 300 square feet in the world’s biggest international airport, but American Airlines Cargo’s first European temperature-controlled facility, which opened in London Heathrow last week, underscores the rise of health care as a key driver of global transport demand.
03 Apr 2014
DHL Global Forwarding, named on April 1 by Singapore’s competition watchdog as one of 11 forwarders involved in 2002 to 2007 price-fixing of Japan to Singapore shipments, said the economic effects of its activities were “minimal.”
On panel at right: CEO Frank Appel
03 Apr 2014
Deutsche Post forecast its operating profit will top €5 billion ($6.9 billion) by 2020, driven by double-digit growth at its core DHL logistics unit and an accelerating shift towards fast-growing emerging markets.