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Electrolux Names DHL as Top Logistics Partner after 13 Years of Outstanding Service

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— DHL awarded Global Logistics Supplier of the Year by Electrolux — the first-ever third party logistics provider to receive the award
— Emergency logistics support, cost-effective services, and an extensive freight network were all major factors in Electrolux’s decision

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — When assessing its relationship with DHL, Electrolux found 13 years of excellent service, competitive costs, and a willingness to go beyond the call of duty in even the most urgent logistics emergencies.

Those factors led to Electrolux naming DHL Global Forwarding as its Global Logistics Supplier of the Year — making the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services the first ever third party logistics provider to receive the award, now in its 4th year. DHL Global Forwarding supplies every Electrolux business sector worldwide with a range of services including Less-than-Container Load (LCL) ocean freight, air freight, customs brokerage, and freight consolidation.

“DHL has truly distinguished themselves in supporting Electrolux’s global growth, bringing not only exceptional service quality but a true spirit of collaboration to our supply chain operations in more than 45 countries for 13 years running,” said Bjorn Vang Jensen, VP of Global Logistics, Electrolux. “The breadth and flexibility of the forwarding network under DHL have helped us maintain consistent and cost-effective shipping all over the world, and have also helped us manage through numerous logistics-related crisis situations over the years.”

“DHL has proven its commitment through all seasons, no matter how complex or urgent the logistics situations we may face: this award highlights the immense value they have delivered for Electrolux over more than a decade of service.”

The emergency shipments undertaken by DHL Global Forwarding have helped Electrolux maintain continuous production in even the most pressing of circumstances, ranging from major sales events to sudden changes in government regulation standards. Apart from standard air, ocean, and multimodal freight, Electrolux also uses LCL services from DHL Global Forwarding to deliver special high-value cargo in a cost-effective manner, including made-to-measure kitchen appliances and other bespoke orders.

“Coordinating the numerous parts, part sizes, and supplier locations involved in the home appliance manufacturing process is no mean feat,” said Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific. “We have been extremely privileged to work with Electrolux across its entire supply chain, combining fast and cost-effective services with customs clearance, order consolidation, and even last-mile solutions to make the entire process as smooth and durable as the appliances we ship.”

“This award truly honors our team’s commitment to supporting Electrolux in even the most extraordinary circumstances — not to mention 13 years of enthusiastic collaboration which shows no sign of waning.”

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DHL — The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 340,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 59 billion euros in 2015.

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December 13, 2016 at 10:40 am

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Electrolux Names DHL as Top Logistics Partner after 13 Years of Outstanding Service

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— DHL awarded Global Logistics Supplier of the Year by Electrolux — the first-ever third party logistics provider to receive the award
— Emergency logistics support, cost-effective services, and an extensive freight network were all major factors in Electrolux’s decision

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — When assessing its relationship with DHL, Electrolux found 13 years of excellent service, competitive costs, and a willingness to go beyond the call of duty in even the most urgent logistics emergencies.

Those factors led to Electrolux naming DHL Global Forwarding as its Global Logistics Supplier of the Year — making the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services the first ever third party logistics provider to receive the award, now in its 4th year. DHL Global Forwarding supplies every Electrolux business sector worldwide with a range of services including Less-than-Container Load (LCL) ocean freight, air freight, customs brokerage, and freight consolidation.

“DHL has truly distinguished themselves in supporting Electrolux’s global growth, bringing not only exceptional service quality but a true spirit of collaboration to our supply chain operations in more than 45 countries for 13 years running,” said Bjorn Vang Jensen, VP of Global Logistics, Electrolux. “The breadth and flexibility of the forwarding network under DHL have helped us maintain consistent and cost-effective shipping all over the world, and have also helped us manage through numerous logistics-related crisis situations over the years.”

“DHL has proven its commitment through all seasons, no matter how complex or urgent the logistics situations we may face: this award highlights the immense value they have delivered for Electrolux over more than a decade of service.”

The emergency shipments undertaken by DHL Global Forwarding have helped Electrolux maintain continuous production in even the most pressing of circumstances, ranging from major sales events to sudden changes in government regulation standards. Apart from standard air, ocean, and multimodal freight, Electrolux also uses LCL services from DHL Global Forwarding to deliver special high-value cargo in a cost-effective manner, including made-to-measure kitchen appliances and other bespoke orders.

“Coordinating the numerous parts, part sizes, and supplier locations involved in the home appliance manufacturing process is no mean feat,” said Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific. “We have been extremely privileged to work with Electrolux across its entire supply chain, combining fast and cost-effective services with customs clearance, order consolidation, and even last-mile solutions to make the entire process as smooth and durable as the appliances we ship.”

“This award truly honors our team’s commitment to supporting Electrolux in even the most extraordinary circumstances — not to mention 13 years of enthusiastic collaboration which shows no sign of waning.”

– End –

DHL — The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 340,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 59 billion euros in 2015.

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December 13, 2016 at 10:38 am

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Electric Vehicle Growth in China set to shrink oil demand, devalue oil companies

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-Institutional investors should take prompt action and de-risk their oil-related assets

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — A new WWF-Hong Kong report reveals that electric vehicles (EVs) will become a cost-competitive alternative to internal combustion engine-powered vehicles (ICE vehicles) by the mid-2020s thanks to the evolution of the technology and the policy support by government for their uptake. This is set to have a huge impact on demand for oil, thus devaluing oil companies.  In view of this trend, WWF-Hong Kong believes that Asian institutional investors should take prompt action to establish a prudent carbon risk exposure policy, de-risk their oil and other fossil fuel-related assets in their investment portfolios, and hedge their risk where necessary.

Key findings and recommendations of WWF’s report on electric vehicles development
Key findings and recommendations of WWF’s report on electric vehicles development

This newly-published report, titled No Middle Road: The Growth of Electric Vehicles and their Impact on Oil, estimates that due to continued improvements in battery technology, the cost of EV batteries will drop and their performance will increase significantly. As a result of these developments, EVs are expected to become cheaper to own and operate than ICE vehicles by the mid-2020s, and that their uptake will be rapid. Currently there are 1.3 million EVs in use around the world. One-fourth of these can be found in China. With EV sales in China expected to double in 2016 to 700,000 units, the report forecasts that it will take between 10 and 20 years for EVs to reach 100 per cent penetration in China.

The report also estimates that by the late 2020s, the decline in the use of fossil fuels will lead to one million barrels of crude oil being displaced per day. This figure will further decline to between two and four million barrels per day by 2035 on the back of EV growth. This can directly affect the valuation of oil companies, who currently have oil assets listed on their balance sheets that may never be realized and therefore will need to be written down.

Jean-Marc Champagne, WWF-Hong Kong’s Climate Finance Advisor and a former investment banker remarked that, “One to four million barrels may appear to be a small figure when compared with the daily global demand for oil which currently stands at 95 million barrels. But when we consider the marginal changes in supply and demand and the speed of change, this one million drop is highly significant. As other large economies also embrace EV’s, the drop in oil demand will be even more significant.”

WWF-Hong Kong has identified 64 carbon-intensive companies in Asia, who are currently tying up approximately one trillion USD in capital. These companies and their investors are believed at greater risk from policy and technology evolutions which are part of the global response to climate change.

“Finance and capital markets have a significant role to play in tackling climate change and helping the world meet the requirements of the Paris Agreement.” explained Markus Shaw, Managing Director of the Shaw Family Office in Hong Kong. “Asset owners and asset managers need to better understand these risks and de-risk their holdings where necessary. Such an approach is prudent financially, and makes a positive contribution to the planet.”

According to the International Energy Agency’s forecast, if global carbon reductions are to be kept in check and the global temperature rise capped at 2 degree Celcius, by 2030 the global EV stock will need to be around 140 million vehicles. WWF estimates that by then, China will account for between 56 and 87 per cent of the global EV stock, creating a strong likelihood that global tailpipe emissions will be brought down to the target figure.

The Paris Agreement includes a commitment from global leaders to limit global warming to “well below 2 degree Celcius” and to pursue an even stricter 1.5 degree Celcius target. Ratified by more than 80 countries which account for more than 60 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, this historic global climate deal entered into force on 4 November.

According to climate scientists, if the world is going to keep temperature rises to below 2 degree Celcius, then 80 per cent of known fossil fuel reserves will need to stay in the ground. WWF believes that the world needs to make substantial new investments in low carbon industries, and at the same time ensure that a major reduction in capital flows to carbon intensive industries is made.

The report can be downloaded here: http://wwf.hk/nomiddleroad

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Source: WWF-Hong Kong

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December 13, 2016 at 10:26 am

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DHL eCommerce offers e-commerce expertise and logistics services to help Thai rice farmers deliver rice directly to consumers

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— In collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce, e-commerce services will help empower farmer co-ops across Thailand to tap onto new opportunities to drive sales in the face of the rice supply glut

BANGKOK, Thailand /PRNewswire/ — DHL eCommerce, a division of Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL Group), has collaborated with the Ministry of Commerce in Thailand to offer e-commerce expertise and logistics services free of charge for a period of four months to help Thai farmers grow their business and reap the benefits from selling on e-commerce platforms. This follows recent challenging market conditions which have seen an oversupply of rice and strong export competition.

DHL Infographic
DHL Infographic

 

Partnering with the Thailand Ministry of Commerce’s Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), DHL eCommerce works with farmer co-ops across Thailand to help set up and enable an easy and streamlined process to manage their online inventory and ship to consumers domestically. Experts from DHL eCommerce advise and support farmers by integrating their sales processes with e-commerce portals on BentoWeb, a local e-commerce services provider which has been pre-integrated with the DHL eCommerce Customer Web Portal. Once on BentoWeb, farmers will be able to easily arrange for deliveries and shipments quickly at a click of a button, allowing rice goods to be picked and dispatched to end consumers located in Thailand.

The collaboration combines the global logistics experience of DHL with the in-depth local market knowledge from DHL eCommerce Thailand, the Ministry of Commerce Thailand and BentoWeb, allowing farmers to benefit from solutions that are tailored to their specific needs. The Ministry of Commerce will work on promoting and registering farmers on www.thaitrade.com/rice while BentoWeb will enable the online order process and inventory management for the farmers. DHL eCommerce will pick up the products from the farms and deliver them free of charge to the consumers directly.

“We are extremely honored to have this opportunity to use our e-commerce expertise and logistics services to make a positive impact on the farmers’ businesses and their livelihoods. As an organization operating in Thailand, providing both domestic as well as international delivery services to the local businesses, we are committed to the Thailand market. Wherever and whenever we can contribute to the local communities, we will do our utmost best to support,” said Kiattichai Pitpreecha, Managing Director, DHL eCommerce Thailand.

Thailand is one of the world’s leading rice exporters with an expected output of 25 million tonnes of rice expected in the 2016/17 production year.[1] “The Ministry of Commerce has been rolling out a series of programs aimed at helping the local farmers and one such initiative is this collaboration with DHL eCommerce Thailand to help farmers sell their produce online. We have been working together in the past three weeks to onboard these farmers onto the e-commerce platform so that domestic consumers can place orders and have DHL eCommerce deliver to their doorsteps. We are extremely heartened that an organization such as DHL eCommerce is putting their foot forward to help the local communities,” said Mrs Apiradi Tantraporn, Minister of Commerce, the Royal Thai Government.

For farmer co-ops like Ban Um-sang Rice Community, they have managed to take the matter of the rice supply glut in their stride and tap onto the opportunities of e-commerce thanks to DHL eCommerce. Ban Um-sang Rice Community explained, “The internet has opened up more possibilities for us farmers to do business. We can communicate and connect with customers directly, previously impossible with more traditional methods. We don’t have to worry about organizing our deliveries too, as they are taken care of by experienced logistics specialists. By giving us more options, e-commerce makes us less affected by existing market forces and gives us the freedom to improve our sales in new ways.”

In addition to DHL eCommerce’s international delivery capabilities, it has since the beginning of this year been offering domestic delivery services in the Thai market. Identifying the country as one of the fast-growing e-commerce markets, DHL eCommerce established end-to-end domestic and international delivery solutions for Thai e-commerce merchants. The company has a 3,000 sqm central distribution center in Bangkok and a network of over 40 depots located throughout the country for nation-wide logistics connectivity[2]. By 2017, DHL eCommerce aims to more than double the number of depots and enhance its fleet with two-wheel vehicles that can surmount Thailand’s complex last-mile delivery challenges[3].

You can find the press release for download as well as further information athttp://www.dhl.co.th/en/press/releases

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DHL eCommerce
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Phone: +65 6879 8012 / +65 6879 8011
E-mail: cheryl.han@dhl.com / monica.ng@dhl.com

On the Internet: www.dpdhl.de/press

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DHL – The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 340,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 59 billion euros in 2015.

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Source: DHL eCommerce

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December 13, 2016 at 10:25 am

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