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2017/12/03/(Sun)

First A330-300P2F enters service with DHL [Integrator]

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DHL's international express operations to benefit from a new-generation and efficient mid-sized A330 freighter

DHL Express has become the first operator to take delivery of the A330-300 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) converted aircraft from Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), the joint venture between ST Aerospace and Airbus. The delivery, which took place at EFW's freighter conversion facilities in Dresden, following the successful completion of test flights in October and awarding of the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in November. DHL Express has firm orders for eight A330-300P2F units in total, with additional options to receive another 10.

"DHL Express is very excited to be bringing the first A330-300 P2F into commercial operation within our international air network," said Geoff Kehr, SVP, Global Air Fleet Management, DHL Express. "The first aircraft is scheduled to strengthen our Asia Pacific air network, bringing added capacity and increased efficiency to a market where we are seeing dynamic express volume growth."

The A330P2F conversion program, launched in 2012, is a collaboration between ST Aerospace, Airbus and their joint venture EFW. ST Aerospace, as the program and technical lead for the engineering development phase, is responsible for applying for the STCs from EASA and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Airbus contributes to the program with OEM data and certification support, while EFW leads the industrialization phase and marketing for the freighter conversion program.

The A330P2F program has two variants - the A330-200P2F and the larger A330-300P2F. The latter is ideal for serving the international express B2B and e-commerce cargo markets, which typically have a higher volume and lower density. The aircraft can carry up to 62 metric tons over 3,650 nautical miles, while offering 20 percent more cargo volume and lower cost-per-tonne than other available freighter aircraft types with a similar range.

Posted at 17:53   パーマリンク

2017/11/30/(Thu)

DHL simplifies air freight quotations and bookings [Integrator]

New Online Freight Quotation and Booking service from DHL Global Forwarding offers simple and competitive air freight quotes and e-bookings
Right balance between freight speed and cost plus coverage for pre-paid and collect shipments

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, introduces a new Online Freight Quotation & Booking service for international air freight transportation. The new service rapidly creates competitive customer quotations based on door-to-door all-in rates and transit information. The quotation and booking service connects to DHL Interactive, DHL Global Forwarding's online customer portal, where it additionally provides shipment tracking and the creation and distribution of customized shipment reports. This easy to use online service is available in more than 40 countries, covering most key lanes and point pairs globally. Through this new capability, shippers and consignee's can quote and book shipments for all commonly used pre-paid and collect trade terms from a computer or any mobile device.

"International shipping doesn't need to be a complex task. From searching for the right supplier through to getting a competitive price, this should be easily available online" says Angelos Orfanos, Global Head of Marketing & Sales, DHL Global Forwarding. "Our new Online Freight Quotation and Booking service has been designed to make it easy for any business to rapidly get a competitive air freight shipment quote that can then be booked with us online."

The quotation and booking service provides an immediate price for general cargo air freight up to 2,000 kilogram per shipment and offers two speeds of service through DHL's Air Connect and Air Economy products. Customers can therefore select between different transit time options, giving them a choice between cost and speed of delivery.

Customers are provided with a comprehensive quote based on the pick-up and delivery location plus their shipment details including weight and dimensions. The quoted door-to-door all-in rate can also include import and export customs as well as cargo insurance.

This online quotation & booking service is already available in more than 40 countries around the globe including; USA, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Australia, China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam, covering many of the major global trade lanes. Through the introduction of this service DHL Global Forwarding will become a digital industry leader by providing the most extensive offer of air freight services online.

Posted at 21:53   パーマリンク

2017/11/29/(Wed)

DHL Supply Chain places order for 10 Tesla Electric Class 8 Semi Trucks [Integrator]

The leader in third-party logistics and transportation management plans to test the trucks for long-term cost and talent benefits

DHL Supply Chain, the Americas' leader in contract logistics and part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, today announced that it has placed an order for ten Tesla Electric Class 8 Semi Trucks. The transportation management leader, known for its futuristic technologies like Resilience360, is one of the first third-party logistics companies to order the trucks.

DHL Supply Chain will test the trucks, which will be available in 2019, at its customer operations in major U.S. metro cities. The trucks will be used for shuttle deliveries and same-day customer deliveries, and will be tested for mileage efficiency on longer runs from major markets to other DHL operations across the country.

"At DHL Supply Chain, we're always thinking beyond today's shipment - whether that be thinking about tomorrow, next month or two years from now when these trucks become available," said Jim Monkmeyer, President of Transportation at DHL Supply Chain North America. "This is a revolutionary approach to trucking, and we want to be a part of it for our customers, for our employees and for our industry."

DHL Supply Chain also plans to evaluate the trucks' impact on drivers' quality of life and job satisfaction. DHL Supply Chain's 2017 talent gap research report highlights a supply chain talent gap that has the potential to spiral into a talent crisis. And according to the American Trucking Association, the shortage in drivers could double from 48,000 in 2015 to almost 100,000 in 2020.

"Factors like comfort and time on the road play a large role in driver job satisfaction," added Monkmeyer. "While we always try to optimize transportation routes to allow our drivers to be home same-day, we're also excited about the potential to bring our drivers the comfort and safety benefits that the Tesla Class 8 truck could offer."

Deutsche Post DHL Group plans on being the industry's driver of electromobility and market leader in green logistics. Its e-mobility initiative is also part of its ambitious GoGreen program, an environmental protection project that will help Deutsche Post DHL Group become the first logistics company to reduce all logistics-related emissions to net zero by 2050. Thanks to 5,000 StreetScooter e-vehicles, developed and manufactured in-house, and some 10,500 e-bikes and e-trikes, Deutsche Post DHL Group today operates the largest electric fleet in Germany. For the good of the environment and its customers, the company plans to replace its entire mail and parcel delivery fleet in the mid-term with electric vehicles that are charged with electricity generated from renewable energy sources.

Posted at 22:12   パーマリンク

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