Over the next 10 years, online retail will continue to gain popularity in both developed and emerging markets and as a result, logistics companies are set to play a key role in providing vital supply chain management solutions that are able to evolve with consumers' changing shopping habits.
DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight arm within Deutsche Post DHL, has begun a temperature controlled airfreight service between Brussels and Cincinnati and vice versa. The DHL Aviation Boeing 747-400 freighter aircraft will operate the 8.30-hour flight six times per week in each direction and offers reserved space for life sciences products. Real-time tracking and temperature measurement data is available on each flight and can be accessed via a dedicated web portal.
DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight unit within Deutsche Post DHL, has broken ground on a $35m facility at O'Hare International Airport, which will include 53,000 square feet of office space and 423,030 square feet of warehousing, and is expected to be the largest DHL Global Forwarding building in the U.S.
DHL partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to fulfill the wishes of two Cincinnati area children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. DHL employees who work at the DHL facility at Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Airport raised more than $12,000 for Wish Child Sierra (an eight-year old with sickle cell) and Wish Child Daniel (an 11-year-old with the rare Desmoid tumors).
DHL has inaugurated a direct flight from the U.S. to Australia. According to the company, the new, twice-weekly route improves transit times into the major Australian metropolitan areas of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane by at least one day. Shipments picked up on Friday in the U.S. will be delivered by Monday in all of Australia's major cities.