The quarterly customer magazine of DHL Freight

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Welcome to this issue of our customer magazine Freight Connections, and I hope you have all had a successful business quarter.

This year is shaping up to be an exciting one for DHL Freight on many fronts and I am happy to share with you some of the recently rolled-out products and solutions.

We have tied up with Agheera to profit of their real-time tracking technology in our vehicles. With tracking and surveillance capabilities in their latest supply chain software, we are able to control temperature-sensitive cargo reliably and efficiently regardless of multiple data providers and telematics devices. Read more about the collaboration between DHL Freight Belgium and Agheera. In addition, our Customs Consultancy and Operations Services are always a key focus for us, and we are able to keep abreast of new cross-border trends and regulatory changes for the benefit of our customers…


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DHL Global Brand Campaign

DHL puts spotlight on trade and worldwide prosperity

Global trade is making the world a better place for everyone, everywhere. It is the engine that drives economic growth across every continent on the planet.

DHL, the world´s leading logistics provider, has launched its new brand campaign with the tagline “The Power of Global Trade”. The campaign’s guiding theme is the deep connection between trade and logistics and the impact it has in improving people´s lives.

The more the world opens its borders, the more it improves the free-flow of business and the exchange of ideas, the greater the opportunities for the broader population.

As the logistics company for the world the continued aim is to partner businesses of all sizes, anywhere in the world, helping them to develop, grow and prosper…

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Posted: 05/12/2015 The Bridge Builder

While there is increasing presence of Chinese companies in Europe, this group of customers is a bit of a mystery for many European logistics specialists. To facilitate communications between the different cultures, DHL Freight has now assembled a team of experts: The China Desk…

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Posted: 05/12/2015 Fast Tracking A Cooler Journey

DHL Freight in Belgium installs Agheera’s real-time tracking technology and ensures efficient, traceable temperature-controlled deliveries. To guarantee smooth delivery of sensitive pharmaceutical products utilizing a temperature-controlled solution, it’s important…

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Posted: 05/12/2015 Powering Solutions for Tire Transportation Europe-wide

DHL Freight is closing the gap with the Automotive Subsector dedicated to the tires business. The transportation of tires is more than “just the usual business” of delivering pallets packed with all types of products – the tires business expects a special expertise from its…

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Posted: 05/12/2015 International business made easy

DHL Freight’s customs value-added services design and implement compliant, speedy and cost-efficient solutions for border crossings. With the global business environment constantly changing, many countries are becoming increasingly stringent when it comes to goods…

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Posted: 05/12/2015 A Win Win Situation

The world’s global market leader in logistics teams up with the most successful football club in German history. FC Bayern München/Munich is a premiere German sports club based in Munich, Bavaria. It is the most successful club in German football history, having won a record 24…

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Posted: 05/12/2015 DHL Freight in the Czech Republic

A highly developed economy, political stability and a rich cultural heritage are just some attractions of doing business in this dynamic country. This year marks the 23rd anniversary of DHL Freight’s logistics services in the Czech Republic, and in that time it has fast tracked…

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DHL Freight News

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Posted: 05/12/2015 HUNGRY for your Challenges

DHL Freight in the Netherlands is sharing a palate for pallets. Driving through various industry areas in the Netherlands in the beginning of the year one would have been surprised by the oversized word HUNGRY – made out of pallets in DHL red and placed visible…

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Posted: 05/12/2015 Lighting up Indian Communities

DHL Freight ties up with the Light A Lamp Foundation to provide much needed support in Mumbai. “God bless DHL and its employees for doing this great work”, “Our women and children can move around freely in the evening and night without the fear of being attacked by…

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Posted: 05/12/2015 Focusing on Fleet Management

New Head of Operations speaks on Fleet Development in DHL Freight. Robert Ziegler, Head of Operations DHL Freight since February 2015, has a background in the fields of travel, transportation and infrastructure. He brings a wide range of expertise for his new role in DHL…

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Posted: 05/12/2015 Update on DHL Freight Network

Find out more about new connections and service improvements in the DHL Freight Network…

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Posted: 05/12/2015 Delivering Excellence: Vít Návrat, Area Manager, DHL Freight Central Eastern Europe

A graduate from The University of Transport in Žilina who also holds an MBA from The Nottingham Trent University, Vit Navrat started working for the company as a Dispatcher organizing transportation of swap bodies since it was founded in 1992. At that time, it was…

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Posted: 05/12/2015 A Book for Senegal – Bridging the Literacy Gap

DHL Freight Spain recently linked up with the Lluis Llach Foundation (LLF) to develop an educational project called ‘A Book for Senegal’. The aim is to provide a library of books for children and youths in Palmarin, Senegal. It is not the first time that DHL has funded a book…

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Market News

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Posted: 05/12/2015 New Heavy Truck Registration

In February 2015 the heavy truck registration in the EU increased (8.1 %) versus same month last year, totaling 17,185 units. From January to February, the EU registered 8,2 % more vehicles than in the same period last year reaching…

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Posted: 05/12/2015 Transportbarometer – monthly view

In April 2015 the freight share climbed further up signaling the beginning of a slight capacity shortage. In line with normal seasonality, in January, February and March the market faced overcapacity. In April a value is going up to…

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Posted: 05/12/2015 The Sulphur Challenge 2015

In 2008, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed to undertake a significant and progressive reduction in sulphur and nitrogen oxide emissions from maritime transport within areas defined as Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECA) – see map below. The regulations for…

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Posted: 05/12/2015 Press Clippings

What’s new in EU land transport? 1. Road Transport Package. The European Commission recently announced that they will propose a road transport package promoting more efficient pricing of infrastructures, the deployment of…

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Posted: 05/12/2015 Germany’s Minimum Wage Law Kicks into Action

When the German minimum wages law (MiLoG) was first approved in July 2014, it wasn’t warmly welcomed by every trade union – jobs and business would be affected by this new law adoption. The compulsory minimum wage – €8.50 per hour – still came into effect on…

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Posted: 05/12/2015 New VAT guidelines introduced in Hungary to provide transparency and prevent fraud

On 1st January 2015, the Hungarian government introduced a new goods declaration system called EKAER – Electronic Trade and Transport Control System. Aimed at strengthening compliant economic operators, it provides more cargo transparency, eliminates the transportation of…

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