DHL Expands Time Definite Delivery (TDD) Service to Europe and Asia Pacific
TDD connects Asia Pacific to 22 countries in Europe / Indonesia and Vietnam to launch this serviceSingapore, 09/30/2005, 11:30 AM CEST
DHL, the world's leading express and logistics company, announced today that it has further bridged regions by expanding the geographical reach of its industry-defining Time Definite Delivery (TDD) to connect the Asia Pacific region to Europe.
A suite of time-definite delivery products, DHL's TDD portfolio comprises StartDay Express, which offers guaranteed door-to-door delivery by 9 am, and MidDay Express for deliveries by noon.
Since 1 September, DHL customers in 12 Asia Pacific countries have been able to send shipments to all major cities and business centres in six Gulf States. With this latest expansion, beginning October, customers in Asia Pacific will be able to send TDD StartDay Express and MidDay Express shipments to more than 100 cities in 22 countries across Europe This offering enables customers to benefit from TDD's time specific delivery services, either before 9am or 12 noon, for urgent, time-sensitive shipments to Europe.
"We have achieved another significant milestone for TDD, one of DHL's most well-received service offerings in the region, as we connect Asia Pacific to more than 100 cities in 22 European countries," said Daniel McHugh, Senior Vice President - Commercial, DHL Express Asia Pacific. "The latest development of TDD brings our service levels to new heights as we enable our customers who are in need of an urgent service for their time-sensitive shipments to Europe or Middle East to do so."
TDD is available within the four geographical regions of Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa. With this interregional expansion, TDD customers in Asia Pacific can now send their documents and packages to two other clusters - Middle East and Europe.
At the same time, to support growing trade within Asia Pacific countries, DHL will further expand the Asia Pacific cluster with Indonesia (Jakarta) in October and Vietnam (Saigon) in November 2005, bringing the extension of DHL's unique TDD service in Asia Pacific to 22 cities, across 14 countries.