Archive June 2012
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UPS has outlined how it will organise the delivery of 27,000 items to Great Britain’s 300 Paralympics athletes. The mammoth undertaking is just one of many for which the firm will be responsible as the official logistics and express delivery supporter of the London Olympics.
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Deutsche Post AG, which controls DHL, is looking to invest 300m euros in a bid to control the Indian market. However, chief executive Frank Appel did not put a timeframe on this, saying that volatility was the only thing that was predictable.
“There is an opportunity to offer additional capacity for the air fleet networks. We see huge opportunities for multi-customer warehouses. We also see opportunities for new competent centres where we have expertise for certain industries.”
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A DHL subsidiary, the catchily-named PT DHL Exel Supply Chain Indonesia, is to invest around £32m over the next five years in a bid to tap into a growing logistics market. Warehouses are planned for Jakarta, West Java, East Java and North Sumatra.
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UPS are the official logistics partner for the London Olympics, but this doesn’t just mean that they are in business for a few weeks over the summer. It has been a three-year effort.
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The courier firm, DHL, has brought in a new less-than-container-load (LCL) service between New Zealand and Fiji.
The service will run between Auckland and Suva with a transit time of seven days – two days quicker than previously. There is already an air freight service between the two countries.
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UPS recently invested in Netherlands-based TNT Post and it will be interesting to see whether the latter’s vans are replaced with the distinctive brown vehicles used by the former.
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DHL’s current ad campaign emphasising the firm’s claim to be an international specialist will be known to most. Soundtracked by ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, the ads have been on heavy rotation throughout the world and a second wave of ads is now about to launch.
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DHL’s new door-to-door service has been launched, linking the Asian-Pacific region with Europe. It is part of the firm’s ‘Door-To-More’ service, which is already on offer in the former territory.
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If you regularly ship items to customers or other companies, you will know that what seems like a straightforward task can prove extremely time consuming.
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Package tracking is a means by which those sending packages can see where their shipments are up to. The recipient can also access the same information if they have the tracking number. Most courier firms offer an online facility whereby you can input this number and see the details. But what exactly can you expect to see?
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