DHL Global Forwarding adds sustainable marine fuel option for full-container load shipments

WORLD – DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist division of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has introduced another Sustainable Marine Fuel (SMF) service for ocean freight as part of their sustainability strategy. Following the success of the launch of a similar service for Less-than-Container Load (LCL) shipments, they are now extending the carbon reduction option to Full-Container Load (FCL) shipments. DHL customers can easily choose the use of sustainable biofuels, such as via the myDHLi Quote + Book function, which also includes a carbon calculator and offering the…

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DHL partners with Angola’s cargo carrier Unicargas to boost trade

ANGOLA – DHL Global Forwarding (DHL) has teamed up with Angolan cargo carrier, Unicargas to promote the export of locally-produced goods to Europe and the US. “Partnerships like this play a vital role in promoting economic growth, which are largely fueled by a vibrant pool of local enterprises ready to extend their reach. At DHL, we remain committed to enable the continent’s development by empowering African businesses to enter new markets. Our partnership with Unicargas is the perfect example of our approach to think globally and act locally, where strategic…

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DHL and Longhorn Vaccines & Diagnostics partner to deliver Covid-19 testing vials to Africa & Asia

KENYA – DHL Global Forwarding and Longhorn Vaccines & Diagnostics, an innovative molecular tool, assay, and vaccine development company focused on serving unmet critical needs in both developed and developing nations, have partnered to deliver the much-needed Covid-19 testing vials to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Kenya. Longhorn is donating one million tubes of its PrimeStore Molecular Transport Medium (MTM) in an effort to increase the safety and efficacy of Covid-19 testing of refugees and displaced persons in the three countries. In the face of the unprecedented global…

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DHL Global Forwarding pumps US$8.3m in new facility in Johannesburg

SOUTH AFRICA – DHL Global Forwarding is investing US$8.3 million into a new facility in Johannesburg as it aims to cement its market-leading position in South Africa. The new 13,000m2 facility will be located within the bonded zone at Skyparks Business Estate, a short distance from the O.R. Tambo International Airport. “While it is too early to fully grasp the economic impact of the current pandemic, our confidence in investing ahead of the curve is abetted by our diverse service portfolio and long-established foothold in Africa. As the world’s largest free trade area…

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DHL appoints managers to strengthen West and North Africa leadership teams

WEST AFRICA – DHL Global Forwarding, a leading freight company, has strengthened its leadership teams in Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and Morocco with new country manager appointments.  Lamine Junior Cisse will assume the dual role of country manager for Senegal as well as the region’s industrial projects commercial manager. He joins DHL from an international energy firm and takes over the country manager position from Elhadji Galaye Ndaw.  Ndaw has been tapped for his expertise in business development, sales and marketing to advance the business in Cote d’Ivoire for…

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