DHL Global Forwarding is Africa's International Freight Forwarder of the YearBy Dhl, PRNE
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Third award win for DHL's outstanding performance in the region's air cargo sector
NAIROBI, Kenya and SINGAPORE, February 24, 2011 - DHL, the world's leading logistics company, was named International
Freight Forwarder of the Year in Africa at the 2011 STAT Times Awards last
night in Nairobi, Kenya. The International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo
was voted by STAT Times' readers worldwide.
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According to a recent report (1) by the International Air Transport
Association (IATA), air freight recovery hit a peak in 2010, followed by a
fall in the later months. Only Africa showed year-on-year growth from October
to November, affirming its position as one of the twelve emerging 'hotspots'
in the world, according to the IMF's World Economic Outlook.
With Africa fast revealing a future worth investing in, companies need a
partner with first-mover knowledge, expertise and experience. As a global
logistics player with a strong focus and lead on Africa, DHL Global
Forwarding is the leading service provider in the region's air freight
industry. In 2010, DHL Global Forwarding saw significant volume growth in
Africa in both its regular operations and charter operations connecting all
regions with Africa.
Amadou Diallo, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, Africa and South Asia Pacific,
DHL Global Forwarding, said: "DHL has been supporting business in Africa for
more than 30 years now and we're set to keep Africa well-connected to the
rest of the world while identifying new opportunities in the intra-African
market to support the region's fulfillment of its vast growth potential. The
award is a testament to our unparalleled service in Africa and a signal from
the market that we're on the right track to meet our customers' business
Receiving the award on behalf of DHL, Madhav Thapar, Senior Vice
President, Air Freight, Africa and South Asia Pacific, DHL Global Forwarding,
said: "DHL offers tailor-made solutions to businesses in Africa with
second-to-none access to capacity thanks to our in-house carrier StarBroker.
This award goes to DHL's strong team in Africa that's dedicated to always
ensuring customers are satisfied, service quality is improved and excellence
is simply delivered."
With more than a quarter of StarBroker volumes destined for Africa, the
in-house carrier has been instrumental in giving DHL Global Forwarding a
competitive edge in Africa. Key markets such as South Africa, Nigeria and
Ghana are served 3 to 5 times a week, offering capacity in excess of 2000
tons a month. The India-Africa and China-Africa lanes are growing strongly,
driven mainly by the life science, pharmaceutical and high tech sectors.
Headquartered in Bonn, DHL manages Africa out of Singapore with the
largest group of logistics experts dedicated to Africa and its major trading
lanes, particularly Asia.
Held bi-annually until its fourth installment this year, the STAT Times
International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo recognizes global logistics
leaders in the air cargo industry for their outstanding contributions to
(1) Air Traffic Dipped in November - IATA, 30 December 2010
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DHL -The Logistics company for the world
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Logistics company for the world". DHL commits its expertise in international
express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract
logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network
composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 300,000
employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local
knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social
responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and
DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more
than 46 billion euros in 2009.
DHL Asia Pacific/EEMEA, Anita Gupta, +65-6216-6290, fax, +65-6216-6603, APEEMEACorpCommunications at dhl.com
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