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Welcome to our latest issue of Freight Connections

It’s been a challenging year with political uncertainty and adverse market conditions affecting the global economy. Yet, even with tougher competition and these major challenges in the market place, we at DHL Freight have continued to strive ahead and accelerate our processes and strengths through new tools…

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DHL Freight reviews the A+ report card of their rapidly expanding high quality DHL EURAPID service

When DHL EURAPID service marked its first birthday on 01 September 2014, its geographical reach had almost doubled from the time when Amadou Diallo, CEO DHL Freight, launched it at the 2013 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix…

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uk The UK Connection – Linking all four countries and the continentPosted: 9/22/2014

DHL Freight’s strong national network has leveraged upon the country’s vast transport system to seamlessly deliver for its customers. Rich in history, traditions and culture, the United Kingdom (UK) has long been an appealing destination for tourists who number in...


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Engineering Engineering & Manufacturing: A Diverse PortfolioPosted: 9/22/2014

In the Engineering & Manufacturing sector, DHL Freight offers innovative and cost-efficient, fully integrated end-to-end services, as well as an unrivalled ability to support business expansion. At DHL Freight, the Engineering & Manufacturing (E&M) sector has a broad portfolio of...


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First Choice Championing Operational ExcellencePosted: 9/22/2014

Recognition highlights DHL Freight’s commitment to First Choice Customers Initiatives implemented in 2013 were evaluated and judged at the beginning of this year, and the 2013 Awards presented to the winning teams at the 2014 annual Freight Management Conference in...


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volvo1 Constructing a Partnership of Trust and CommitmentPosted: 9/22/2014

DHL Freight collaborates with Volvo Construction Equipment to provide Europe-wide delivery and distribution DHL Freight recently signed an exciting two plus one-year collaboration agreement with Volvo Construction Equipment (VCE), extending a business relationship that has been in place...


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Skanska Cementing a Concrete PartnershipPosted: 9/22/2014

DHL Freight and Skanska continue to forge and grow business opportunities When Skanska Stomsystem AB, one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups, and DHL Freight signed a three-year 150 million Swedish Krona (EUR 17 million) deal back...


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ebilling Driving Accounting Efficiency and SustainabilityPosted: 9/22/2014

DHL Freight leading in Paperless Billing across the Czech Republic After an electronic billing pilot project was launched and tested in the Czech Republic in July last year, it became so successful that it was quickly implemented in other DHL...


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serge gregoir Delivering Excellence: Serge Gregoir, Managing Director, DHL Freight UKPosted: 9/22/2014

More than a decade ago Serge Gregoir started his career with DHL handling projects under DHL Belgium. Since then he has ascended the ranks – starting as a Business Systems Analyst, he previously held positions of IT & Product Applications...


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taulov Freight Facility FaceliftPosted: 9/22/2014

Brand New DHL Freight Terminal to Service Danish Trade Lanes A recent consolidation of three cross dock facilities in Western Denmark to improve operational efficiencies has resulted in an important new road freight facility being built in Taulov. DHL Freight...


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ukraine DHL Freight Launches DHL EUROCONNECT For Ukraine ExportsPosted: 9/22/2014

Since 1 September 2014, DHL Freight Ukraine transports exports from Ukraine to Europe through its DHL EUROCONNECT network. Previously only applicable to imports from Europe due to customs legislations, DHL Freight Ukraine is now permitted...


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traffic SWARCO: Green Light For New Business With DHLPosted: 9/22/2014

DHL Freight has a new customer on board: SWARCO – a leading producer of traffic management systems. The business was won thanks to Freight’s ability to satisfy the company’s varied shipping needs. Headquartered in Austria, the SWARCO Group strives to...


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car DHL Freight Wins Back Major Contract With GMPosted: 9/22/2014

DHL Freight secures deal that will mean delivering parts to GM car plants across Europe from some 120 suppliers in the Czech Republic. Recently DHL Freight won back a major contract to deliver almost 300,000 tons of production material to...


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amadou-amref Amadou Diallo New Chairman of Amref Health Africa GermanyPosted: 9/22/2014

Amadou Diallo has been appointed the volunteer chair of the Board of Directors of Amref Health Africa Germany. In this new position, the Senegalese-born DHL Freight CEO will guide the German office of Africa’s largest public health NGO in its...


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Market News

passenger ferry ship 2015 – The Sulphur Challenge for Ferry OperatorsPosted: 9/22/2014

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) per map below. The first emission reduction...


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urban Fraunhofer IML works on concepts for the future of urban distributionPosted: 9/22/2014

Transportation to and from major European metropolitan areas is an attractive field for logistics providers due to the high density of customers, but also a difficult one because of overloaded infrastructure. Parcel, express, and cargo services currently deliver over 5.6...


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logistics New Roland Berger study: growth in logistics through intra-regional markets, contract logistics and e-commercePosted: 9/22/2014

According to the current market analysis titled “Global Logistics Markets – Trend Analysis” by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and Barclays, logistics companies need to adjust to new market trends with challenging requirements. On the one hand, there are new opportunities...


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diesel-image Diesel PricePosted: 9/22/2014

Please note that the FS for Sep. 2014 is 4,5% (as per the DHL Freight Central Fuel Surcharge methodology). – The EU average (diesel) price per litre in July 2014 (which triggers FS Sep.) was 1,42 € vs. our baseline...


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heavytrucks New Heavy Truck RegistrationPosted: 9/22/2014

In June the heavy truck registrations in the EU remained more or less stable (-0.7%), totaling 17,692 From January to June, the EU the registered 5.7% more vehicles than in the same period last year reaching 105,405...


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barometer TimoCom Transportbarometer – monthly viewPosted: 9/22/2014

In July the freight share climbed slightly down to 47% signaling that supply is a little bit higher than demand After supply and demand were balanced in June, the July Freight share of 47% indicated a slight overcapacity in the...


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In the press Press ClippingsPosted: 9/22/2014

Potential revision of the Combined Transport Directive The European Commission seeks views on combined transport. A public consultation has been launched to gather stakeholder feedback on the implementation of the Combined Transport Directive and on ways to increase the use...


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