Source: Media Outreach
Headline: DHL simplifies air freight quotations and bookings
New Online FreightQuotation and Booking service from DHL Global Forwarding offers simple and competitiveair freight quotes and e-bookingsRight balancebetween freight speed and cost plus coverage for pre-paid and collect shipments
SHANGHAI, CHINA – Media OutReach – December 5, 2017– DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of DeutschePost DHL Group, has introduced a new OnlineFreight Quotation & Booking service forinternational air freight transportation. The new service rapidly creates competitivecustomer quotations based on door-to-door all-in rates and transit information.The quotation and booking service connects to DHL Interactive, DHL GlobalForwarding’s online customer portal, where it additionally provides shipmenttracking and the creation and distribution of customized shipment reports. Thiseasy to use online service is available in more than 40 countries, covering mostkey lanes and point pairs globally. Through this new capability, shippers andconsignee’s can quote and book shipments for all commonly used pre-paid andcollect trade terms from a computer or any mobile device.
“International shipping doesn’t needto be a complex task. From searching for the right supplier through to gettinga competitive price, this should be easily available online,” says AngelosOrfanos, Global Head of Marketing & Sales, DHL Global Forwarding. “Our newOnline Freight Quotation and Booking service has been designed to make it easyfor any business to rapidly get a competitive air freight shipment quote thatcan then be booked with us online.”
The quotation and booking serviceprovides an immediate price for general cargo air freight up to 2,000 kilogram pershipment and offers two speeds of service through DHL’s Air Connect and Air Economyproducts. Customers can therefore select between different transit time options,giving them a choice between cost and speed of delivery.
Customers are provided with a comprehensivequote based on the pick-up and delivery location plus their shipment detailsincluding weight and dimensions. The quoted door-to-door all-in rate can also includeimport and export customs as well as cargo insurance.
“Customers are constantlylooking for convenience, reliability and cost when searching for theirlogistics partner. With that understanding, we have developed this online toolto enable our customers to get cost-competitive quotes and make bookingsinstantly. The transparency of the e-tool and the ability for customers totrack their shipments offer greater peace of mind throughout the transportationof their goods around the world,” said Piak-Hwee Tan, Senior Vice President, Marketingand Sales, Asia Pacific, DHL Global Forwarding.
This online quotation & bookingservice is already available in over 40 countries around the globe including Australia,Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore Spain, UnitedKingdom, USA and Vietnam. Through the introduction of this service, DHL GlobalForwarding will become a digital industry leader by providing the mostextensive offer of air freight services online.
The Online FreightQuotation & Booking service can be accessed via freightquote.dhl.com.
DHL — The logisticscompany for the world
DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL familyof divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging fromnational and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillmentsolutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrialsupply chain management. With about 350,000 employees in more than 220countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businessessecurely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutionsfor growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences andhealthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporateresponsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL isdecisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.
DHL is part of DeutschePost DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 57 billion euros in2016.
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