DHL Launches Southeast Asia Road Service Suite

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-AsiaNet/ –

DHL ASIACONNECT together with DHL ASIALINE and DHL ASIANET offers customers an extensive suite of regional road freight solutions.

DHL Global Forwarding, the road, air and sea freight specialist arm of DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, today announced the consolidation of its network of secure road freight services connecting Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Launched in Kuala Lumpur today, DHL’s new and improved suite of three road freight services – DHL ASIACONNECT, DHL ASIALINE and DHL ASIANET – will provide customers with a complete range of flexible and fast overland freighting options. DHL ASIACONNECT is DHL’s Less-than-Truck-Load (LTL) scheduled service that is now available to complement DHL’s full-load service now called DHL ASIALINE and its bespoke service, DHL ASIANET.

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Amadou Diallo, CEO, Africa and South Asia Pacific, DHL Global Forwarding, said: “DHL Global Forwarding has been offering customers road freight services in Asia for years as it has many advantages – it is faster than sea, cheaper than air and can offer customers more pick-up flexibility and shorter lead times. Now consolidated into a single suite, and especially with the introduction of DHL ASIACONNECT, our customers can choose the product best suited to their immediate needs. This is perfect for SMEs whose volumes vary and are not always very large, and for companies seeking better inventory management. With this suite of services DHL is providing the fastest, most flexible and secure road option whether customers require a tailor-made road freight solution or simply want to send small shipments securely at an all-in rate price system.”

Unlike traditional LTL solutions, DHL ASIACONNECT comprises a complete, dedicated DHL service with scheduled stops along DHL Global Forwarding’s dedicated network in Singapore, Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Bangkok. The service provides the fastest LTL connection from Singapore to Penang with overnight delivery, and a two-day door-to-door service from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok. High security and a set of web-based customer tools to track shipments and generate reports further elevate DHL’s service offering. In addition, value-added benefits, such as customs brokerage and the complete handling of import, export and transit documentation, are provided. DHL ASIACONNECT is hubbed out of Malaysia via a new fully-dedicated cross-border command and security center in Kuala Lumpur.

DHL ASIALINE is DHL Global Forwarding’s tailor-made Full-Truck-Load (FTL) service for domestic or cross-border needs. A flexible and cost-efficient transport solution for full loads in all countries with a DHL Global Forwarding presence – such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam or Pakistan – DHL ASIALINE offers an extensive geographical coverage.

With DHL ASIANET, DHL Global Forwarding offers customized road transport network services which meet specific customer and industry requirements, both domestically and internationally. DHL Global Forwarding specialists analyze customers’ logistics set up and proposes solutions on different levels which may include control towers, dedicated load planning, turn around time improvement and better inventory control.

With DHL ASIACONNECT, DHL ASIALINE and DHL ASIANET, customers can focus on their core business while DHL takes care of their road transportation needs.

Said Mr. Diallo: “DHL ASIACONNECT, DHL ASIALINE and DHL ASIANET were developed with customers in mind. They are therefore easy to use, with optimized time schedules for each sector to guarantee pre-planned, on-time deliveries of all critical components for automotive, consumer, high-tech, and oil and energy customers.

“The launch of DHL ASIACONNECT, DHL ASIALINE and DHL ASIANET mark the beginning of DHL’s dedicated, secure, overland regional road services in Asia. The scheduled regional network of DHL ASIACONNECT will extend to Vietnam, Cambodia and China in time and follows the success of our road freight business in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa – DHL EUROCONNECT, DHL EUROLINE and DHL EURONET. All businesses cover road services (LTL and FTL) across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, offering customers consistently high levels of road freight services.”

DHL – The Logistics company for the world
DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The 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 275,000 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 education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 51 billion Euros in 2010.

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SOURCE: DHL

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