Monthly Archives: March 2012

TNT Express opens new service point in Dhaka

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30 March 2012 – TNT Express has opened a new service point on Kemal Ataturk Avenue in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The outlet is located in Banani, a commercial and university district in the northern part of the city. It offers local businesses and residents cost effective solutions for sending documents and parcels to more than 200 countries. A specially-priced “Student Pack” is available to students who wish to apply to universities abroad. TNT Express already owns 17 service points in Bangladesh, where it started operations in 1983.

FedEx Trade Networks Opens In Phoenix, St. Louis and Milwaukee

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New Offices Strengthen Company’s Infrastructure to Provide Freight Forwarding Solutions for Growing Customer Base

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 27, 2012—FedEx Trade Networks, the freight forwarding arm of global shipping giant FedEx Corp.(NYSE: FDX), today announced the opening of three new U.S. offices as part of its ongoing expansion initiative. The new freight forwarding and customs brokerage operations are located in Phoenix, Ariz.; St. Louis, Mo.; and Milwaukee, Wis.

“Launching operations in these new markets strengthens our infrastructure and provides us with enhanced coverage to meet our customers’ evolving needs. By increasing our U.S. office network, we can continue to offer customers a wider variety of solutions and routing options to fit their international freight forwarding and customs brokerage supply chains,” said Andy Henry, vice president of U.S. Operations for FedEx Express Networks. “Opening additional U.S. offices is also a key component of our ongoing global expansion. Over the last few years, we have established operations in some of the world’s most significant freight forwarding markets to support our growing customer base.”

FedEx Express Networks continues its aggressive global expansion with the launch of the new Phoenix, St. Louis and Milwaukee operations. Since 2008, the company has opened a total of 50 new offices throughout the U.S., Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Indian-subcontinent, Africa and Latin America, in addition to its more than 70 existing locations in the U.S. and Canada. FedEx Trade Networks is also upgrading and expanding existing facilities to handle increasing customer volumes.
The new U.S. offices offer a full suite of FedEx Trade Networks air and ocean freight forwarding and customs brokerage solutions. Customers will benefit from the company’s ability to build innovative, end-to-end solutions with its wide range of freight forwarding options, including value-added services such as online shipment visibility with My Global Trade Data, purchase order management via Global Order Logistics, surface transportation, warehousing, distribution and a variety of multimodal services.  Each office is also staffed with logistics professionals who are experienced in the industry and knowledgeable about the local market to provide exceptional service to the company’s customers.
About FedEx Trade Networks
FedEx Trade Networks, and its predecessor companies, have more than 100 years of experience in international trade.  The company’s advanced technology and network of worldwide locations and alliances enables it to provide comprehensive ocean and air international freight forwarding, customs brokerage, Global Order Logistics, distribution and surface transportation, trade advisory services, and advanced e-commerce and trade facilitation solutions.  FedEx Trade Networks has the resources and support to help customers of all sizes navigate the intricacies of shipping goods globally.

DHL Boosts Intercontinental Service with New Round-the-World Flight, Linking Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Leipzig

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  • Market-leading, next-day service available from more Asian markets to U.S.
  • Enhanced service offering for Western U.S. – Europe route
  • Additional capacity in DHL global air fleet to meet growing customer demand on key intercontinental trade lanes

DHL, the world’s leading international express services provider, announced significant enhancements to its intercontinental delivery capabilities, effective March 27, 2012. The launch of a new, additional round-the-world flight connecting Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Leipzig will create a unique service proposition on key trade lanes between Asia and Western U.S. and Canada.

The transit time capability between Asia and Western U.S. and Canada will be market-leading, with a greater number of Asian origin locations, including key trade hubs Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Manila and a significant number of cities throughout China benefiting from next-day connection into Los Angeles and much of Western U.S. and Canada. This represents the first time that customers in many Asian cities will be able to enjoy a one-day express delivery service with any carrier on this important intercontinental lane.

Thanks to a new onward connection from Los Angeles direct to DHL’s European air hub in Leipzig, Germany, customers in Western U.S. cities including Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Reno, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle will be able to order a pick-up from a DHL courier up to 3 hours later for their European shipments.

Capacity and service reliability on this new route will be enhanced by the introduction of three Boeing 777F freighters, operated by Southern Air. DHL announced in September 2011 that it had signed a multi-year agreement with Southern Air Holding Inc. to operate B777F freighters on intercontinental routes connecting the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. The first of these round-the-world routes – from Hong Kong to the Express hub in Cincinnati to Bahrain and back to Hong Kong – is already in operation. The additional freighters will bring the total number of B777F freighters in DHL’s global fleet to 12.

“The introduction of this new round-the-world flight by DHL, The International Specialists, will bring unrivalled benefits to our customers in all sectors in Asia, Europe the U.S. and Canada, and deliver reduced transit times on some of the world’s most important trade lanes,” said Ken Allen, CEO of DHL Express. “The additional capacity, range and reliability of the Boeing 777F freighters, as well as the increased fuel efficiency they bring to our fleet, will complement the significant investments we have already made in our global network over the last year and reinforce DHL’s leading position in international time definite delivery.” DHL Express Tracking

The B777F freighter is expected to burn around 20 to 25 percent less fuel and has a superior max payload range on intercontinental routes, allowing more markets to be served non-stop. The continued upgrade to more efficient aircraft is in keeping with DHL’s commitment to increase its carbon efficiency by 30 percent in 2020.

TNT Express opens new hub in Hong Kong

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22 March 2012 – TNT Express has opened a new regional hub in Hong Kong to improve its operations in the Pearl River Delta region (South China). The 7,380 square meter (80,000-square-foot) facility is designed to handle up to 600 tons of cargo per day. The hub is equipped with a dedicated customs clearance facility and advanced sorting systems, providing customers with better time-to-market capabilities. Eva Cheng, Secretary for Transport and Housing of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, said: “The regional hub is a state-of-the-art logistics facility that will cater for the increasing cargo flow in the region as well as generating greater connectivity between Asia Pacific and Europe using Hong Kong as a base.”

DHL Innovation Award 2012: Outstanding ideas and solutions for future logistics

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  • Deutsche Post DHL honors most innovative customer, scientists and employee for the fourth time
  • Innovation Day showcases trends, topics and innovative spirit

For the fourth time, Deutsche Post DHL officially recognized pioneering logistics solutions with its DHL Innovation Award. The award ceremony took place yesterday as part of the DHL Innovation Day. Under the motto “Logistics 2050 – From Science Fiction to Reality”, this all day event focused on trends and future developments in the world of transportation, logistics and urban development. DHL Express Tracking The Innovation Award was presented in four different categories. This year, Renault was awarded as most innovative customer; Dr. Tobias Reggelin from Fraunhofer Institute received the award for most innovative junior scientist while Prof. Dr. Lauri Ojala was honored for his lifetime achievement. The winner in the category most innovative employee is Frank Josefiak, Technical Director at Agheera GmbH, a spin-off of the innovations department of DHL.

“Innovation and the commitment for developing groundbreaking solutions are key drivers to meet the challenges of our future,” says Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL. “Once again, we are glad to share this pioneering spirit and inspiration with our customers and employees, showcasing new ideas and at the same time discussing the change of society and global trade.” In his speech during the handover ceremony, Appel personally honored the achievements of each award winner.

The most innovative customer award was given to Renault for the successful implementation of an innovative logistical solution – at an early stage. The new generations of Renault’s electric vehicles will be equipped with large Lithium batteries and both the size and the value of the batteries present some significant logistics challenges. In a collaborative effort, Renault and DHL developed a comprehensive solution, covering each of the critical points. The solution offers Renault full visibility of the batteries during warehousing and transport by identification number, temperature control and part level visibility at production level. DHL’s fully ADR* compliant network is able to provide an integrated pan-European & -Asian solution in compliance with the legal and physical handling requirements of both new and used batteries, including tail lifts and temperature control. At present, the solution is introduced across Asia & Europe along with the launch of Renault’s electric vehicle range.

In the category most innovative junior scientist, Dr. Tobias Reggelin was honored for his innovation in the field of logistics flow modeling. His new system represents the simulation of logistics flow processes being suitable for use not only in planning but also throughout the operating phase, e.g. when managing ad-hoc changes. The model can be used for developing efficient supply chain and overall logistics processes. Within the project scope, simulation software has been developed and has already been actively and successfully used for various industry projects of the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation.

Prof. Dr. Lauri Ojala received the senior scientist award for his lifetime achievement, sustainably optimizing the logistics industry with his work. As a Professor of Logistics at Turku School of Economics in Finland, Ojala developed the Logistics Performance Index, an interactive benchmarking tool to help countries identify challenges and opportunities in their performance on trade logistics and what they can do to improve it.

The most innovative employee is Frank Josefiak, who reached the impressive number of 21 patent applications for which he either had the initial idea or strongly contributed to the development. Josefiak started with Deutsche Post DHL in 2008 as project manager at DHL Solutions & Innovation, back then he already applied for his first patents, including a method for digital payment procedures and – more recently – the in-flight tracking device DHL SmartSentry.

*Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises Dangereuses par Route = European agreement that governs transnational transport of dangerous goods (by road)