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DHL targets e-commerce with ‘virtual delivery network’ service

Responding to demand for faster, more personalized service from customers, DHL has launched DHL Parcel Metro in the U.S., which the express company says is a fast and flexible service for online retailers that meet consumers’ increasing demand for same-day and next-day delivery. “E-tailers today recognize more and more that the

Deutsche Post’s DHL expands U.S. delivery service to take on FedEx, UPS

Seattle (Reuters) - Deutsche Post AG’s DHL is launching a U.S. urban delivery service for online retailers that it has been testing in some cities, according to company officials and marketing materials seen by Reuters. The rollout of its Parcel Metro service will put DHL in direct competition with dominant players

Deutsche Post drives up revenues in all divisions in 2017

  The German mail and logistics company posted revenues of 60.4 billion euros for the year, rising 5.4 percent from 2016, despite encountering headwinds from currency effects. Deutsche Post DHL Group recorded a consolidated net profit after non-controlling interests of 2.7 billion euros (U.S. $3.3 billion) in 2017, inching up 2.8 percent

UPS announces further expansion of its Worldwide Express service

The endeavour, which is comprised of expanded service into 57 countries and territories, including Brazil, India, and South Korea, and five new countries receiving Express service, including Bangladesh and Madagascar, said UPS. UPS said this week that its UPS Worldwide Express Service now is available in 124 countries and territories. This service provides customers with

DHL partners with Cologne Business School to ‘go green’

DHL Global Forwarding, the logistics arm of Deutsche Post DHL,  has published a white paper in partnership with the Cologne Business School, in an endeavor to incorporate sustainable practices into its supply chain. The white paper lists actions that all forwarders and logistics firms can take to “intensify their environmentally friendly

Increased volume not translating to better margins, e-commerce study shows

You don’t have to be Alan Greenspan to see that e-commerce is the new frontier of retail, but what does the shifting market mean for logistics companies supporting the change? According to a study conducted by market research organization Transport Intelligence (Ti), conducted during the recent holiday season, logistics firms may