DHL launches regular Road Freight Service between Europe and the Middle East
- New link between Europe and Middle East on the back of existing DHL road networks
- Attractive alternative to air freight and ocean freight
Effective immediately, customers of DHL Freight, the overland transport business of Deutsche Post World Net, can take advantage of the newly established connection between DHL's high performance road transport services in Europe and the Middle East.
For shipments to and from the fast-growing Middle East region, DHL customers can now choose the most suitable mode of transport depending on the time/cost restraints associated with each individual shipment.
Road transportation within DHL Freight's network means lower costs and easier processes than air freight, and shorter transit times compared to ocean freight.
"With this new choice, it is really worthwhile for our European customers with clients in the Middle East region to take another look at their shipment structure," says Thomas George, CEO DHL Freight. "Using DHL's Road Freight Service between Europe and Middle East can lead to remarkable cost savings and an optimized supply chain."
Already the preferred logistics service provider in the Middle East, DHL operates 16 major distribution centers, numerous local terminals and the most up-to-date truck fleet in the region. To guarantee short transit times, all European shipments are consolidated in 13 major gateways and forwarded to the Transit Center in Istanbul.
From there, the cargo is fed into the Middle East network. Each shipment is assigned a unique code and can be tracked online. In addition, DHL takes care of all administrative work, such as customs clearance, letters of credit and all risk-insurance services. With access to the larger DHL network, DHL Freight customers can benefit from further synergies when it comes to courier services, warehousing solutions as well as air and ocean freight.