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.

 

31 Mar 2016
The top Europe-based global freight forwarders were able to maintain or improve their earnings despite volatile freight rates and stagnating cargo volumes in 2015.
22 Mar 2016
DHL Express said it will invest 100 million euros ($112 million) in a new totally automated sorting center at Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport to keep pace with rising demand for parcel deliveries in the Paris region.
10 Mar 2016
Deutsche Post DHL said it doesn’t fear moves by Amazon, the U.S. online retail group, to boost its logistics operations will eat into its parcels business as it reported the biggest quarterly profit in its history.
01 Mar 2016
Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group, gave the 16th annual TPM Conference keynote speech to more than 2,000 attendees and outlined how new sources of economic growth aside from the traditional means of population and productivity increases are needed, and how transportation and logistics firms can unleash their potential.
01 Mar 2016
Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group, gave the 16th annual TPM Conference keynote speech to more than 2,000 attendees and outlined how new sources of economic growth aside from the traditional means of population and productivity increases are needed, and how transportation and logistics firms can unleash their potential.
29 Feb 2016
New sources of efficiency and productivity are needed to spur greater economic growth and higher volumes of international trade, Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group, said here Monday at JOC’s 16th Annual TPM Conference.
29 Feb 2016
The world is not headed toward recession, despite turmoil in global stock markets and falling commodities prices, the head of one of the largest global logistics companies said Sunday.
22 Feb 2016
Deutsche Post DHL has vigorously denied reports it is mulling the sale of its freight forwarding unit.
15 Feb 2016
Deutsche Post DHL is said to be mulling a sale or spin-off of its troubled freight forwarding unit to focus on its key express delivery and mail businesses.
02 Feb 2016
Global integrator DHL and JD.com, China's largest online direct sales company, have signed an agreement to cooperate on a range of cross-border supply chain initiatives driven by the mainland’s fast growing e-commerce market.
28 Jan 2016
Global logistics companies continue to pile into the Asia e-commerce market, with Damco launching a China solution and DHL expanding its growing presence in the region deeper into Thailand.
15 Dec 2015
France’s competition regulator has fined 20 parcel delivery companies, including FedEx and DHL Express, a total of 672 million euros ($739 million) for colluding over fuel surcharges.