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Press Archive 2011

Take a look at our press releases archive of DHL news stories from 2011.
More than half a million people are expected to descend on the capital to watch the 10,000 performers from around the world take part in the parade.
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Last year, on 13 December, DHL saw an uplift in parcel volumes of 99% compared to the usual number of packages sent from Service Points. Generous present-givers in London were found to send the most gifts from Service Points in Covent Garden and Hounslow. Aberdeen...
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As a major employer in the Feltham and Hounslow area, David Cameron visited DHL Express to understand the company’s operations and gave employees the opportunity to ask questions in an open forum.
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Priestland, a standout performer in the Wales squad during the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, was on hand to sign autographs and pose for photographs with fans at The Travel House branch in Llanelli town centre.
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DHL, Official Logistics Partner of Manchester United, is giving its main call centre at East Midlands Airport to Children in Need for the night, and over 200 employees from across the business will be on hand to answer calls and take donations along with the...
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The second DHL/BCC Trade Confidence Index, a new measure of the UK’s exporting health, reveals that while growth among UK exporters continues, it has slowed during the last quarter.
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DHL Express is the first logistics company in the UK to receive accreditation under the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) Van Excellence scheme.
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Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman, the creative duo behind FYODOR GOLAN took a unique approach to the DHL uniform.
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Now in its 19th year, Europe’s leading independent film festival Raindance aims to nurture, support and promote independent films and filmmakers from the UK and around the world.
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In the UK, the average price increase will be 3.5% for international products and 5% for domestic products.
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With demand from overseas markets amplifying, two-thirds (65%) of UK Fashion SMEs expect to see overseas sales figures double in the next two years. However, while they are optimistic about future growth, a cautious two-thirds (68%) said plans to expand the...
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Respondents highlighted trade missions (22%) to raise the profile of British designers overseas, as well as financial incentives such as tax breaks for exporters (17%), as the best ways to capitalise on the current appetite from international markets for British...
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DHL Express, the world’s leading international express delivery company, has today helped facilitate an intrepid UK explorer on her world record attempt to cross the world by delivering her kayak to remote Eastern Russia.
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As part of its role as Official Logistics Partner of the event, the world’s leading logistics provider has hired high fashion models alongside its usual delivery drivers to bring its customers a taste of London Fashion Week.
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In the lead up to the Tournament, DHL, Official Logistics Partner of Rugby World Cup 2011, invited employees to nominate youngsters to win this once in a lifetime opportunity and be part of the biggest rugby event in the world. Elliot was chosen out of thousands...
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Aptly titled, “International Specialists”, the campaign is the largest DHL has undertaken in a decade, and will demonstrate DHL’s international capabilities to meet the express shipping needs of all industries.
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With less than two weeks to go until the opening match of Rugby World Cup 2011, DHL is working hard behind the scenes to ensure the Welsh national team is ready to compete.
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With less than two weeks to go until the opening match of Rugby World Cup 2011, DHL is working hard behind the scenes to ensure the English national team is ready to compete.
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As Official Logistics Partner of the Tournament, DHL will deliver more than two tonnes of Scotland’s equipment over to New Zealand, including physio tables, tackling bags and medical supplies.
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The new four-year-agreement sees the DHL logo included on the clubs’ training kit worn by all first, reserve and youth team players during domestic competitions and builds on DHL’s relationship behind the scenes at the club.
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Thirteen local children aged 9 to 12 were treated to an exclusive training and Q&A session with both players as part of an event hosted by DHL, Official Logistics Partner for Rugby World Cup 2011.
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A new measure of the UK’s exporting health, the DHL/BCC Trade Confidence Index, launched today, reveals that UK exporters are showing signs of strength. However, difficult global economic conditions are creating challenges that affect exporters’ investment decisions,...
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England international and DHL ambassador Mark Cueto was today on hand to meet a lucky group of youngsters at East Midlands Airport as preparation begins for the upcoming Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand.
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The most anticipated cinema event of the year, “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2” is finally arriving at big screens today, as fans across the breadth of the country prepare to watch the franchise finale. Ensuring that one of the year’s biggest film...
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This investment is supported by a substantial outlay on a new advertising campaign that will reinforce DHL Express as the international specialists in express shipping.
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The appointment is the result of significant growth for DHL’s international express service in the UK. Neil’s appointment will bolster the sales force in the UK, helping ensure that this strong growth is able to continue.
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Fashion Fringe, the definitive platform for aspiring fashion designers, is unique in helping up-and-coming fashion talent learn how to run a fashion label and turn it into a successful business.
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Organised by The Institute of Sales & Marketing Management, The British Excellence in Sales & Marketing Awards (BESMA) represents the UK's highest level of recognition for outstanding sales achievement.
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As UK small businesses look to grow internationally and put Britain back on the world map as a major manufacturing market, DHL Express highlights some surprising customs regulations that SMEs should be aware of on their path to growth.
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As the Official Logistics Partner of Manchester United, DHL will join the Manchester United Enterprise Academy (MUEA), in an initiative that aims to introduce young people to the basic principles of business and self-employment. On completion of the academy...
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Almost half (45%) of the UK’s import and export businesses expect overseas demand for their products to grow in this period. These figures are supported by ONS Trade in Goods and Services data which show that in the past year exports grew by 11.5% and imports...
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To celebrate DHL Express joining Nectar Business to issue Nectar points for SME customers, DHL Express is launching a campaign to find the UK’s smartest small business across London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Cardiff through a week-long local radio...
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DHL Express, the world’s leading international express delivery company, today announces its partnership with Nectar Business, the UK’s leading business-to-business loyalty programme. The partnership will provide better value for small and medium sized customers...
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DHL Express was last night announced as a top employer in the large companies category at Britain’s Top Employers Awards.
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DHL Express has appointed Phil Couchman as CEO of DHL Express UK & Ireland. Formally Managing Director of Sub Saharan Africa (SSA), DHL Express, Phil joins the UK team in January 2011.
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DHL Supply Chain today launches Issue 2 of DHL Supply Chain Matters, an authoritative online industry resource helping business leaders drive innovation and efficiency in the supply chain.
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In a deal marking a new business relationship between the two organisations, DHL Supply Chain will provide a consolidation and dock management delivery solution to the flagship retail development, which is home to over 250 retailers.
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DHL Supply Chain has been awarded a five-year contract with Cambridge University Press, the academic publisher, to handle the storage and order fulfilment of its books across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
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DHL Supply Chain has opened a second controlled drugs distribution centre within its UK Healthcare network. Commissioned in response to strong demand from customers, the new store has been designed to the most stringent standards, ensuring high levels of security...
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Marks & Spencer and DHL Supply Chain have scooped a Retail Week Supply Chain award for their joint environmental initiatives within the operation’s transport function. The “Transport Initiative” award was presented recently in recognition of the companies’ multimodal...
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DHL Supply Chain has been awarded in excess of 50 highly regarded health and safety accolades from leading industry institutions in 2011. DHL was recognised with 36 Gold Awards by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and a further eight...
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DHL Supply Chain has been awarded a five-year contract worth over £85m with House of Fraser, continuing its seven year partnership with the premium department store group until 2016. The new facility provides House of Fraser with the capacity to support its...
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DHL Supply Chain has signed a three-year contract with BMW to increase dealership deliveries in Scotland and Northern England. DHL will provide warehouse services at its shared-user Bellshill location in Scotland, including receipt, putaway, picking and dispatching...
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DHL has been awarded a 12 month contract with Terry De Havilland, the high fashion shoe designer, to fulfil end-to-end supply chain requirements for their recently launched ready-to-wear line.
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With the support of DHL Supply Chain, Network Rail has achieved £2.9m of savings through its Road Haulage Planning Centre in its first year of operation.
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What’s as long as a humpback whale, as tall as a giraffe and weighs the same as seven male elephants? The answer’s a heavy goods vehicle, as children at St George’s Catholic School, Maghull learned recently as part of a nationwide road safety programme.
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DHL Supply Chain has been awarded a three year contract worth half-a-million pounds with dancewear wholesaler Bloch, bringing the Supply Chain division of DHL into a relationship that has existed between Bloch and DHL Express since November 2009.
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DHL Supply Chain, the world’s largest logistics company and leading provider of supply chain solutions to the automotive industry, has been recognised with a Supply Chain Capability award by KEIPER, global manufacturer of automotive metal seat structures.
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DHL Supply Chain has won a contract to carry out order fulfillment of e-commerce services for Debenhams Direct. With Internet site traffic of nearly three million customers a month , DHL will manage a substantial proportion of essential processes from receipt...
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The UK’s leaders in supply chain and logistics have jointly awarded Debbie Palmer, a General Manager at DHL Supply Chain, the MAN everywoman Team of the Year award. The accolade is traditionally awarded to a female manager leading a team which excels in its...
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DHL Supply Chain has been awarded a prestigious place in The Times Top 50 Employers for women list. Featuring UK companies from a range of sectors, the list recognises businesses that offer positive working environments for women and also do external work to...
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DHL Global Forwarding announced today that they will partner to drive the implementation and adoption of the Electronic Security Declaration in the UK freight market. The data is intended to be sent electronically, replacing the current paper Consignment Security...
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DHL is now applying this experience to the wind energy sector, delivering lean and sustainable supply chain solutions which support the construction and maintenance of wind turbines.
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DHL Supply Chain is deploying four new double deck trailers in its fleet for Mothercare, delivering significant carbon and cost savings for the customer. A first in the industry, the new Don-Bur Double Deck trailers can carry up to 44 pallets, compared to a...
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Inside Track, part of DHL Supply Chain and provider of automotive test-drive services, has implemented PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) technology to enhance customer experience during the test drive process.
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The world’s leading tire manufacturer, Bridgestone, has renewed its contract with DHL Supply Chain in Jönköping, Sweden. The assignment, valid until 2013, includes warehousing and a number of value-added services such as assembling and studding of tires.
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This is revealed by the new edition of the European letter price survey for 2011, which analyzed the prices for standard letters in 29 countries. In a purely nominal comparison, at 55 Euro cents, the price for sending a standard letter in Germany exactly matches...
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The top five export markets for the UK are the US (13%), Germany (10%), France (7%), the Netherlands (7%) and Ireland (7%) and the UK is accompanied in the top ten connected countries by the Netherlands, Singapore, Ireland, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Sweden, Belgium,...
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The partnership includes packaging, transportation, customs clearance, insurance and on time delivery of 133 unique single and pair shoes. The exhibits, which are created between 1973 and 2010 include Westwood’s 1996 Toile Print Boot, the 1999 Sahara Plimsoll...
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The partnership includes packaging, transportation, customs clearance, insurance and on time delivery of 133 unique single and pair shoes. The exhibits, which are created between 1973 and 2010 include Westwood’s 1996 Toile Print Boot, the 1999 Sahara Plimsoll...
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Fashion Fringe, the definitive platform for aspiring fashion designers, is unique in helping up-and-coming fashion talent learn how to run a fashion label and turn it into a successful business. Entry opens this year with the announcement of a new judging panel...
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DHL will undertake a range of logistics services on behalf of Manchester United over three years. The contract provides the opportunity for a wide range of integrated B2B and consumer marketing activities and events across many platforms including digital advertising...
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