Friday, May 6, 2011

DHL Latest Logistics Operator to Assist With Japanese Earthquake Relief

Provides Pro-Bono Domestic Delivery of Relief Supplies
Shipping News Feature

JAPAN – DHL has announced themselves as the latest logistics company to offer their assistance to the Japanese government following the tragic earthquake and tsunami that struck Northern Japan on the 11th of March this year.

Working on a pro-bono basis DHL has begun using their warehouse at Narita International Airport to store deliveries of relief supplies from international governments and then coordinating their delivery with the Japanese government to locations affected by the disaster.

Commenting on the initiative, DHL Japan President and Representative Director Taketo Yamakawa said, “As Japan comes together in various capacities to recover from the earthquake and tsunami, DHL is committed to deploying its expertise the best way we know how - by efficiently managing the logistics during relief efforts. We are honoured to be able to contribute to the country’s reconstruction efforts.”

In addition to offering its experience and facilities to the efforts, DHL has also donated 20 tons of drinking water, food and baby supplies via local governments to areas affected by the disaster, as well as matching monetary donations collected from the company’s employees globally for the Red Cross Japan Disaster Relief Fund.