Tuesday, January 11, 2011

European Freight Groupage Takes A Leap Eastward

DHL's Consolidation and LTL Services Keep Expanding - and You Could Promote Them!
Shipping News Feature

EUROPE – NORTH AFRICA – EURASIA - Since DHL launched its Euroconnect freight groupage services for palletized and non-palletized general cargo as well as products requiring special care and compliance, it has continued to extend and expand both routes and cargo categories when shipping less than truckload consignments. Following the successful launch of the product into Morocco and Tunisia last year the group now offer road freight services into Georgia.

Via gateways in Vienna and Frankfurt, DHL Freight now provides consolidation and part load routes for a range of products, crucially the hazardous goods (ADR), goods requiring temperature control and high-value shipments which so many lesser operators shy away from. Georgia then serves as the gateway to Armenia and Azerbaijan, which are connected through Tbilisi for the DHL Freight network.

Of their now regular line hauls into North Africa and the South Caucasus region Thomas George, Chief Executive Officer of DHL Freight says:

"Expanding into this market and other new markets adjacent to Europe, such as Georgia, allows us to serve international companies transporting goods to and from these regions and accompany them as they strengthen their commercial ties there."

As with the entire Euroconnect network, track and trace services are available to customers on the new Caucasus trade lanes with DHL’s transport, cargo handling and security criteria being applied from collection right through to the consignee’s door.

Photo: A DHL swap body operation in action.

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