DHL Introduces Weekly Direct LCL New York City-South Africa Service

By Dhl, PRNE
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

DURBAN, South Africa, July 28, 2011 -

- New offering
serves 18 destinations in Southern Africa

DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, announces it is now
offering a new direct Less than Container Load (LCL) (Note 1)
service from New York City to Durban, South Africa. This service
will serve as a gateway for U.S. customers interested in breaking
into the African market with the option of transporting small
amounts of cargo. The LCL weekly service schedule that went into
effect June 23, 2011 will have sailings every Thursday from New
York City


This service will allow U.S. exporters and Southern African
importers to ship cargo to and from New York City directly, rather
than routing via Europe. This weekly guaranteed service will reduce
transit times, freight costs and carbon footprint, ultimately
benefiting customers interested in growing their business in the
African market. Through this service, customers will be able to
target Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg and Pretoria
in South Africa, Gaborone in Botswana, Maputo, Beira & Nacala
in Mozambique, Harare in Zimbabwe, Lusaka in Zambia, Port Louis in
Mauritius, Maseru in Lesotho, Manzini in Swaziland, Luderitz and
Walvis Bay in Namibia, Luanda and Cabinda in Angola and Matadi in
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Amadou Diallo, CEO, Africa and South Asia Pacific, DHL Global
Forwarding, said, “Trade increase between the U.S. and Africa is on
the rise. According to the International Trade Administration, in
the first quarter of this year U.S. exports to Sub Saharan Africa
increased by 30 percent compared with the same period last year
(Note 2). DHL Global Forwarding definitely sees potential in the
U.S-Africa trade lane.”

The Port of Durban handled over 74 million tons of cargo during
the 2008/2009 fiscal year, with some of its main commodities
including corn, metals, minerals, and oil and petroleum products,
among others.  

According to Joseph Oguta, Director of Ocean Freight and Head of
LCL Management Africa, “Durban is the largest container terminal in
the Southern Hemisphere, and is the ideal gateway for U.S.
customers interested in breaking into the African market with the
option of transporting small amounts of cargo.”

Marc Meier, Senior Vice President, Ocean Freight & Head of
Global LCL, DHL Global Forwarding, said, “DHL currently operates
the world’s largest LCL network with close to 2,000,000 cubic
meters of LCL freight handled annually via 45,000 point-pairs. As
America aims at doubling its exports over the next few years, DHL
is in prime position to help our U.S. customers reach farther
internationally, and with this new service, help them trade with
Africa more easily and efficiently.”

As a global leader in LCL, DHL carries more than 97 percent of
its total volumes in house. The in-house systems and strong global
network enables the control of cargo flow, information flow, speed,
accuracy, cost efficiency and reliability. Going beyond port to
port, DHL LCL service also offers a complete end-to-end supply
chain management that includes pick-up at origin, consolidation and
deconsolidation, delivery at destination and customs clearance.

All LCL services are accompanied by DHL’s first-class IT
solutions such as DHL Track & Trace and other tools to allow
full visibility throughout the whole supply chain. For complete
peace of mind, DHL also provides insurance services to customers as
a value-added service. DHL’s Shippers Interest Insurance (SII)
covers losses or damages of all cargo transported by DHL, as well
as transportation costs.

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    Note 1: Less than Container Load (LCL) refers to smaller amounts of ocean
            freight cargo that are insufficient to fill a Full Container Load
            (FCL) on its own. The service is widely used by customers across
            many industries as it offers greater flexibility in the management
            of supply chains by being able to ship smaller quantities on a
            timelier basis.
    Note 2: International Trade Administration,

Anita Gupta of DHL Asia Pacific/EEMEA, Corporate Communications and Sustainability, +65-6216-6290, Fax: +65-6216-6603, APEEMEACorpCommunications at

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