Archive April 2012
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If you’re shipping the odd item then you won’t really need any special software as you won’t require a contract with a courier firm. You can instead go with different couriers depending on your needs, spreading your favours between UPS, DHL and other firms.
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DHL has announced that it is to be the official logistics partner to the Irish team during the 2012 Paralympics in London. The firm will provide full support to the team, transporting over a hundred pieces of equipment to training camps and to the Games.
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DHL is again transporting over a hundred instruments around Europe in its role as official logistics partner of the Gewandhaus Orchestra. The Leipzig-based orchestra has over six tons of equipment that needs to be moved from place to place.
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DHL Express has announced that it is to invest in its Chicago operations, adding staff and consequently improving its service. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is seeking to double Chicago’s exports in the next five years and the changes at DHL should aid this.
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DHL is to reduce its carbon emissions through greater reliance on rail transportation of shipping containers in Germany. Containers which had previously been moved by road transport from Bremen to Hamburg and Bremerhaven will now be moved via the firm’s rail network. Bremen is one of the most significant sea freight transhipment centres in Europe.
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United Parcel Service (UPS) has bought TNT for 5.2bn euros following an improved bid of 9.5 euros a share. This represented a 54 per cent premium on the firms’ share price at the outset of negotiations.
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International courier DHL has revealed it has now launched a new logistics hub not far from the city of Milan in Italy. This EUR 40Million venture combines the company’s Freight and Global Forwarding operations and brings them together under the one roof.
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It has been reported this week that Deutsche Post DHL has finally acquired the 24 per cent stake remaining in a joint venture on the Indian subcontinent with partners the Lemuir Group.
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DHL Global Forwarding, part of Deutsche Post DHL, has announced it is to increase its rail operations in Germany as it aims to cut down on carbon emissions.
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With the London 2012 Olympics due to take place in the capital later this summer, it is anticipated that this event will have an impact on the parcel delivery industry, so individuals and businesses have been advised to think ahead.
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