All DHL articles

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    Packing a punch

    2019-01-16T11:13:00Z

    Electric cars could revolutionise transport by providing a cheaper, safer and more environmentally friendly way to travel. The International Energy Agency forecasts that there will be 13m electric vehicles (EVs) on the road globally by 2020, while PwC Autofacts predicts that 55% of all new vehicle sales will be fully ...

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    Shifting gear

    2018-11-26T09:26:49Z

    Brazilian vehicle sales have been gathering pace recently, as the country tentatively recovers from its long recession. Light vehicle sales have shown some growth, while bus and truck sales have positively motored ahead. Vehicle sales this year, however, have been tarnished somewhat by stalling exports – especially to Argentina, which ...

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    DHL Freight opens warehouse in Manisa

    2018-07-09T10:27:23Z

    DHL Freight has opened a logistics warehouse at Manisa Industrial Park, near the Turkish city of Izmir, in response to what it said was a growing demand for services in the country. "Manisa is not only home to one of the first logistics parks in Turkey, it is also an ...

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    Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe winners announced

    2018-06-12T21:30:37Z

    The winners of the first ever Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe were revealed in Bonn, Germany, this week. During the event on June 12 – held on the eve of this year's Automotive Logistics Europe conference – former Opel, Fiat and BMW vehicle designer Chris Bangle handed out ...

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    Prologis buys DCT Industrial

    2018-05-02T11:04:13Z

    Prologis is buying rival US-based logistics real estate developer DCT Industrial for $8.4 billion. The acquisition gives Prologis more than 65 hectares of additional industrial project space and almost 80 hectares of land in pre-development, predominantly in Seattle, Atlanta, South Florida and Southern California. “For some time, we have considered ...

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    Waking up to a new dawn

    2018-04-27T15:51:03Z

    Brazilian vehicle manufacturers are increasingly optimistic that the country can claw its way out of a deep recession. The country is experiencing a period of low inflation, low interest rates, light GDP growth and a tentative recovery in employment, reflected in improving purchasing power and consumer confidence. Moreover, consumers with ...

  • Auto Rack Train
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    Third-party logistics: Future fields of opportunity?

    2018-01-26T17:13:24Z

    As with most things in life, change is a constant in automotive logistics, but in finished vehicle distribution that doesn’t seem to hold as true. As one observer wryly comments about vehicle logistics: “The way of doing things is cemented because that’s how it’s always been done.” Being asset heavy, ...

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    Disaster recovery: Prepared for the worst?

    2018-01-18T15:39:36Z

    As the scale of the destruction wrought by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated Japan’s north-eastern coastline in March 2011 became apparent, managers within BMW’s purchasing function were asked if it would affect the company. Their answer? No – because BMW had no suppliers in Japan. But that wasn’t ...

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    Drone technology: Getting ready to take off?

    2018-01-08T14:57:26Z

    As global giants like Amazon continue to assess the viability of using unmanned aerial vehicles for deliveries, companies around the world are becoming ever more interested in the potential of drones. Aside from making consumer deliveries, drone technology has already emerged as an active area of research and development in ...

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    DHL secures contract with Ford for prototype parts moves

    2017-11-14T10:40:08Z

    DHL Supply Chain has won a new contract with Ford for the movement of prototype parts from the carmaker’s suppliers to its research and development locations around the world. The logistics provider said it was now Ford’s global provider of freight management for prototype parts. Neither party would divulge the ...

  • Andy Moses Penske Logistics
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    IT implementation: Touching the cutting edge

    2017-11-10T14:45:31Z

    Twenty years ago, parts of today’s automotive supply chain would have seemed like science fiction – plants keeping just a few hours’ worth of highly traceable inventory, unmanned drones being used to monitor site activity, glasses with computer chips in them, self-driving vehicles, and management systems that predict the future, ...

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    DHL to provide fleet management services for BMW in the UK

    2017-09-06T14:23:18Z

    DHL Supply Chain has secured a new three-year contract to manage vehicle preparation and refurbishment services at the BMW Group’s Vehicle Distribution Centre (VDC) at Thorne, in the UK. Historically, all vehicles imported through BMW UK have been sent to the VDC at Thorne for checking and preparation before being ...

  • DHL Vision Pick
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    DHL says smart glasses for picking now ‘business as usual’

    2017-08-09T12:11:05Z

    Following a successful international trial period, DHL Supply Chain says its augmented reality smart glasses are now “business as usual” in its warehouses around the world. Last August the company, along with partners Google, Vuzix and Ubimax, said it would be expanding a ‘Vision Picking’ trial based on smart glasses, ...

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    DHL sets up dedicated semiconductor logistics service

    2017-08-02T11:19:55Z

    To support forecasts of a near-17% growth in the semiconductor market this year, DHL has set up DHL Semiconductor Logistics, an operation combining various existing services into an end-to-end supply chain solution covering inbound and outbound logistics for chip manufacturers. Strong growth in the semiconductor market is in part being ...

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    Ford and Deutsche Post team up on larger electric van

    2017-06-14T16:59:07Z

    Deutsche Post is to use the Ford Transit chassis as the basis for a new all-electric van to be built at the logistics company’s existing StreetScooter manufacturing plant in Aachen, Germany. Last November, Deutsche Post said that due to strong customer demand, it would be increasing production of its StreetScooter ...

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    Tim Scharwath now heading DHL Global Forwarding

    2017-06-05T11:37:34Z

    Following an announcement made last year, Tim Scharwath (pictured) has formally taken up his role as CEO of DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, the division of Deutsche Post DHL that handles air, ocean and overland freight forwarding. He takes over the new role from group CEO Frank Appel, who has been ...

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    DHL in the UK: staying ahead of automotive change

    2017-05-11T12:20:48Z

    Despite uncertainty surrounding the UK’s departure from the EU, planned investments in new models and manufacturing should keep the country’s vehicle production networks competitive and growing. Overall investment has fallen since the ‘Brexit’ vote last June, but volume has, at least until very recently, grown strongly. Light vehicle sales reached ...

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    Unpacking conventional wisdom

    2016-04-01T09:00:31Z

    Whether one-way or returnable, owned by OEMs and tier suppliers or rented from specialist providers, current packaging models are being re-evaluated in the search for efficiency and cost-savings. Within the North American manufacturing operations of global automotive supplier Magna International, a fascinating pilot project is underway. After a year-long study ...