DHL appoints Europe forwarding chief

DHL Global Forwarding Europe has appointed Tobias Schmidt as chief executive. He succeeds Thomas George, who has managed the European organization since 2016. Schmidt will report to DHL Global Forwarding freight chief executive Tim Scharwath and will continue to lead the German and Swiss organisation. Frankfurt-Aiport-111121 DHL Global Forwarding, Tobias Schmidt (c) deutsche post dhl group/bernd georg [+]

DHL cuts the carbon

German retailer Kaufland has become one of the first major customers to use DHL Global Forwarding’s GoGreen Plus carbon-cutting service for FCL , aiming to decrease its annual emissions by around 12,000 tonnes. Measures to reduce, avoid or offset carbon emissions include use of sustainable marine fuel. [+]

DHL flies 4 million vaccines for Crown Agents

DHL Global Forwarding says it has supported the UK’s Crown Agents in delivering 4 million Covid vaccine doses to 15 countries. The forwarding company arranged collections across the UK before shipping them to the respective countries by air, observing stringent temperature requirements using  active thermal containers and GPS trackers. To ... [+]

DHL extends green options

DHL Global Forwarding is extending its carbon reduction option to full-container load (FCL) shipments. The service is already available for less-than-container load (LCL) shipments. Customers can choose to use of sustainable biofuels through the myDHLi Quote + Book function, which also includes a carbon calculator. [+]

DHL delivers vaccine to Japan

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has been contracted to handle Covid vaccine distribution to Japan, with the first delivery in mid-February. Further shipments will be delivered by air from the DHL Global Forwarding hub in Belgium to Japan throughout the year. DHL ... [+]

DHL to open South Africa super-hub

DHL Global Forwarding is investing ZAR 126.5 million (£6m) in a new hub in Johannesburg. The new 13,000 sq m facility will be located within the bonded zone at Skyparks Business Estate close to OR Tambo International Airport. Twice the size of its current set-up, this new facility will consist of ... [+]

DHL goes into orbit

DHL Global Forwarding can legitimately say that it sending goods into space after signing a partnership with space mission company, D-Orbit. They will help the ION Satellite Carrier on its journey into space. planned to launch at Cape Canaveral in Florida in January 2021. ION Satellite Carrier is a cargo vehicle ... [+]

DHL greens marine shipments

DHL’s Global Forwarding arm says it will be neutralizing the carbon emissions of all its less-than-container load (LCL) ocean freight shipments from 1 January as part of its Mission 2050 – Zero Emissions scheme. Heavy marine oil will be replaced by sustainable biofuel on a preselected container vessel. The biofuel ... [+]

DHL launches China-Europe-US charter

Deutsche Post DHL Group’s DHL Global Forwarding arm has launched an air freight charter connecting Asia Pacific to Europe and the US. Managed by StarBroker, DHL Global Forwarding’s in-house charter team, the twice-weekly flight originates in Chongqing, China and flies to Amsterdam, Chicago and Incheon, South Korea before returning to ... [+]

DHL signs green shipping deal

DHL Global Forwarding has signed an agreement with the GoodShipping Program, decarbonisation initiative to offer customers the opportunity to select marine biofuels rather than fossil fuels for their transport by sea. The biofuels used are produced sustainably and do not compete with food production for land use as well as ... [+]

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