DHL number one in Africa
DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post, has scooped the award for Africa’s International Freight Forwarder of the Year, for the third time.
The International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo was voted for by readers of STAT Times worldwide and given to DHL at the STAT Times Awards, held in Johannesburg on February 26, during the Air Cargo Africa 2015 event.
“To be named number one by the readers of STAT Times is a tribute to DHL’s strong African team that their dedication to excellence in international freight forwarding has been recognised yet again,” says Roger Olsson, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding sub-Saharan Africa.
“DHL has been supporting the business in Africa for more than 35 years now, but what’s most important is that we have continued to anticipate, adapt and create services that clearly meet Africa’s fast-evolving business needs and help fulfil its vast potential,” adds Olsson.
With a focus on the oil, gas and mining sectors in the past few years, DHL’s freight management team has been very successful in developing customised solutions for clients in these sectors.
DHL Global Forwarding also saw significant volume growth in Africa, in both its regular and charter operations, connecting all regions with Africa for the oil, gas and mining sectors.
In addition, the India-Africa and China-Africa lanes are growing strongly, driven mainly by the life-sciences, pharmaceutical and high-tech sectors.
Organised by STAT Times, the international multimodal transport media, the International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo was launched in 2006 to support excellence across different sectors of the air cargo industry during its biennial International Air Cargo events.