DHL The global market leader in international express.
The world's largest express and logistics Network DHL is the global market leader in international express, overland transport and air freight. It is also the world's number 1 in ocean freight and contract logistics. DHL offers a full range of customised solutions - from express document shipping to supply chain management.
Below are the global facts and figures that show you the scale of the world's largest express and logistics network. DHL Express in figures DHL Express Worldwide (2007)
Employees Countries and territories Hubs Bases Vehicles Aircraft Packstationen (only Germany)
more than 124,000 more than 220 36 4,700 72,000 350 900 DHL Logistics in figures DHL Logistics worldwide (2007)
Employees * DHL Global Forwarding Countries and territories Terminals, warehouses, offices Air freight volume t Ocean freight volume TEU ** DHL Exel Supply Chain Countries and territories Centers, warehouses, terminals Storage area sqm DHL Freight Countries and territories Full truckload movements p.a. Terminals
more than 162,500
150 813 4,110,000 2,400,000
59 2,500 23,000,000
more than 30 2,000,000 more than 160
Where does the name DHL come from?
These are the first letters of the last names of the three company founders, Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom and Robert Lynn.
In 1969, just months after the world had marvelled at Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon, the three partners took another small step that would have a profound impact on the way the world does business.
The founders began to personally ship papers by airplane from San Francisco to Honolulu, beginning customs clearance of the ship's cargo before the actual arrival of the ship and dramatically reducing waiting time in the harbour.
Customers stood to save a fortune.
With this concept, a new industry was born: international air express, the rapid delivery of documents and shipments by airplane.
The DHL Network continued to grow at an incredible pace. The company expanded westward from Hawaii into the Far East and Pacific Rim, then the Middle East, Africa and Europe. By 1988, DHL was already present in 170 countries and had 16,000 employees. [ http://www.dhl.com]
DHL Worldwide Network delivers. Along with FedEx and United Parcel Service, the company is a leader in the worldwide market for express delivery services. Overall, DHL's express service links 120,000 destinations in more than 220 countries and territories. The company provides delivery services from a network of about 4,700 offices, and it employs a fleet of some 76,200 vehicles and about 420 aircraft. In addition, DHL is a major provider of freight forwarding, logistics, and supply chain management services; it maintains some 3.5 million square meters of warehouse space at about 1,400 distribution centers. DHL is a subsidiary of Deutsche Post.
DHL Global Forwarding can arrange to keep cargo rolling through the land, sailing over the sea, or flying in the air. The company provides freight forwarding services, including customs brokerage, and logistics services, including warehousing and distribution. (As a freight forwarder, DHL Global Forwarding buys transportation capacity from carriers and resells it to customers.) The company is part of the DHL empire, which also includes units that focus on express delivery, supply chain management, and overland transport within Europe. DHL, in turn, is a unit of Deutsche Post.
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DHL Express picks up goods and packages right at your door and takes them to whatever puerta, porte, Tür, or dør you request. The company provides door-to-door delivery services to more than 220 countries and territories worldwide through some 4,700 facilities. It maintains a fleet of about 420 aircraft and 76,200 vehicles. DHL Express offers international same-day deliveries and allows customers to track shipments online. Other services include after-hours pickup and delivery, customs-clearance assistance, dangerous-goods handling, insurance, and packaging. DHL Express is one of the main businesses of express delivery and logistics giant DHL, which itself is a unit of Deutsche Post.
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