The power of global trade
The world is on a path to greater prosperity and a sustainable future - thanks to global trade. CEO Frank Appel: "Global trade is the engine driving economic growth. Logistics fuels that engine."
CEO Frank Appel on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
Many people feel that today's world is out of joint. From shifting trade flows to national crises to military conflicts and increasing volatility, our global community is faced with questions that have no easy answers. Against this backdrop, many feel a great temptation to disengage and only look out for themselves. But that's the wrong way to solve these problems. What we need is more connectedness, more exchange, and more cooperation.
We have seen a tremendous reduction in poverty in recent decades, driven mainly by economic development. After China and India, the continent of Africa is next in line to follow this trend.
In the first instance, such a concept is frightening. This can currently be witnessed first-hand in light of the highly controversial discussions on the proposed free trade agreement TTIP between the USA and the EU.
DHL released the third edition of the detailed analysis of the state of globalization around the world. Global connectedness has recovered most of its losses incurred during the financial crisis.
Over the next ten years, online retail will gain even more importance than expected so far - not just in developed countries. This is one of the key findings of the first global scenario study on cross-border online commerce.
Life on planet Earth is getting better, thanks to global trade.