DHL Courier Services

DHL has a lot to offer to a wide variety of clients both small and large so they may be able to offer you what you need at the price you want it.

Check out the “How we can help you” section on the front page of the website. Here you will see three tabs labeled “express”, “logistics” and “mail”.

This is probably the best place to start if you are unfamiliar with using this company and their courier services and you want to check which one is the right one for your current need. From here you can link through to all the various services you may require.

The site which is very detailed and offers a wide array of information and services offers a lot more in-depth information and there are a number of links and drop-down menus but in the initial stages these can prove confusing. However, there is a lot on offer so take time to look through these features at your leisure and possibly register with them for an account offering you further benefits.

You do not have to be account-holder to use DHL and they offer a rough price list for non-account holders on site as well as a very useful 44 page downloadable PDF “Service and Tariff Guide” which covers the important aspects of their business. This is worth printing off and stashing in your desk for reference. One section of their website actually has a number of documents and software that can be downloaded.
Some handy tools they offer onsite are:

1) currency converter
2) world clock
3) volumetric calculator
4) conversion calculator

started in the USA in 1969 dhl is now part of the German Logistics Group, Deutsche Post DHL. Working in over 220 countries worldwide they have their own airline as well as contracting out to partners or third party airlines. They have 100 sales offices as well as 40 production centers worldwide.
Operating in international express services, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services they employ more than 300,000 staff worldwide. They are partners to a number of other companies in varying countries (e.g.: Selekt Mail Nederland and Interladen in the Netherlands & Unipost in Spain).
They also are advocates of climate protection, disaster management and education and run an independent charity called DHL UK Foundation to support & help children and young people to reach potential. This is funded from donations and income invested.

The 4 main divisions of DHL are:

1) Express - serving over 500 airports in Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa and approximately 50 in the U.S.
2) Global forwarding - transporting goods and merchandise to an agreed destination, at a time and price agreed with their customer and provides comprehensive customs procedures and logistics solutions.
3) Freight operating national and international full-truck-load and less-than-truck-load services, via road, rail or a mixed mode of transportation.
4) Supply Chain -Providing warehousing and distribution solutions.