DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services appoints Silvio Weiland as general manager

ETHIOPIA – DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services, a joint venture company by DHL Global Forwarding (DHL) and Ethiopian Airlines, has appointed Silvio Weiland as general manager to oversee the strategic direction of the business in the country. Weiland takes over the leadership role from Berhanu Kassa, who was one of those instrumental in forging the strategic partnership between DHL and Ethiopian Airlines. Kassa will continue to support the joint venture whilst he returns to handle logistics services at Ethiopian Airlines. Weiland will report to Ivin George, managing director for DHL Global Forwarding, East…

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DHL and Formula 1® renew their multi-year partnership ahead of the new season

WORLD – DHL and Formula 1® have announced the extension of their long-standing global partnership, which spans across a number of decades. DHL thus remains the Official Logistics Partner of Formula 1® for further years and will continue to be responsible for shipping world-class motorsport around the world. The year 2021 sees 23 destinations on the Formula 1® racing calendar, the largest number in the sport’s history, with DHL transporting race cars, fuel and oil, equipment for the racing teams and transmission technology. DHL has been the official logistics partner…

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DHL Industrial Projects to transport 676 coaches from Hungary to Egypt, the largest in history

EGYPT – DHL Industrial Projects, a unit of DHL Global Forwarding, is supporting Dunakeszi Járműjavító Kft with the transportation 676 coaches from Hungary to Egypt within a period of 32 months starting from 10th February. DHL will manage the end-to-end transport of the coaches, each weighing 48 tons and measuring 24.5 metres in length, as well as 4.5 meters in height. It is the largest order of rolling stock in the history. “This extraordinary project clearly demonstrates the depth of our expertise in complex multimodal bulk transportation. I’m incredibly proud…

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Ethiopian Airlines-DHL, AeTrade Group partner to transport historical parcels under AfCFTA

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopian Airlines-DHL and African Electronic Trade (AeTrade) Group have partnered to transport historical parcels in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). During the launching ceremony of AfCFTA Start of Trading 2021 on January 1, Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam said the partnership aimed to invoke the start of trading of AfCFTA market and the operations of the African e-commerce platform in the continent, according to a joint statement issued by the involved partners. The partnership with the African Electronic Trade Group and DHL is crucial as Ethiopia…

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DHL aims to tap into intra-Africa trade

AFRICA – The federal government of German has partnered with global logistics firm, Deutsche Post DHL Group to moot an e-commerce platform that will facilitate cross border trade in Africa. The US$38 million digitisation drive will reduce manual customs and trade processes in favour of digital clearance protocol running in tandem with an e-commerce platform thereby helping to promote a bulk goods movement regime thereby promoting low-emission logistics in cities. The co-operation signed by the German economic co-operation and development federal ministry and DHL seeks to restore supply chains adversely…

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DHL launches its digital platform Saloodo in Uganda

UGANDA – DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services has launched its digital road freight platform Saloodo to shippers and transport providers in Uganda connecting the country into its growing digital network on the continent. Tobias Maier, CEO of Saloodo! Middle East and Africa is convinced that logistics has and will continue to play a decisive role in shaping a country’s economic development.  “A robust logistics network will create the foundation for local businesses to succeed and enhance trade. With the introduction and…

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German logistics giant, DHL to expand operations in Egypt

EGYPT – DHL, the world’s largest logistics company, has expressed its plans to expand its operations and investments in Egypt which are currently estimated to exceed LE 1 billion (about US$ 64.25 million).  According to Egypt Today, the expansion announcement follows a meeting between Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and the DHL Express Global CEO John Pearson. Madbouli stressed the Egyptian government’s support for DHL investments that aim at turning Egypt into an e-trade hub in the Middle East and Africa. According to DHL, this intention to expand comes within…

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DHL’s Saloodo! launches the first digital road freight solution in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – Digital freight forwarder Saloodo!, a subsidiary of DHL Global Forwarding, launched its digital logistics platform for shippers and transport providers in South Africa, bringing the first digital road freight solution to the region. With South Africa as its launch pad into Sub-Saharan Africa, Saloodo! is the first digital logistics platform available in the region that offers a single interface for shippers and transport providers to optimize cost, routes, cargo and transit times. “Digital transformation is a top priority for the industry and given the demographics, we expect…

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DHL expands Africa eShop application in 14 countries to increase its user base

AFRICA – DHL Express, a courier company, announced that their e-commerce platform eShop is now available in 14 additional countries across the region. The countries include Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chad, Ethiopia, Guinea, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Sudan, and Togo. This increases the platform’s reach to 34 countries across sub-Saharan Africa that was launched in April 2019. South Africa was one of the first countries where the eShop was launched. Since its initial introduction, the DHL Africa eShop app has seen its user base grow rapidly, and within…

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