Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Freight Forwarder Extends Middle Eastern LCL Reach

Reduced Transit Times for Consolidated Cargo
Shipping News Feature

MIDDLE EAST – EUROPE – DHL are continuing their policy of extending consolidated container services by establishing five new direct ocean freight links to the Middle East. The new services will result in a reduction in transit times for LCL cargo of three days with sailings from Bremen to Doha and Damman now taking only 26 days and to Quaboos, Bahrain and Kuwait down to 25 days. Previously the ocean freight route ran via Dubai where it was freighted by trucks overland for delivery to the various destinations.

With this move DHL say it is adding further important destinations in this region to its already existing direct freight link LCL network from Bremen to Dubai, Jeddah and Jordan.DHL Global Forwarding, part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group, claims to now be the largest NVOCC in the world with logistics and supply chain interests in every major centre.