DHL Courier Company

Parcel2ship use DHL courier service for many of our UK and worldwide deliveries. DHL are one of the world's leading parcel couriers and provide exceptional parcel delivery reliability whilst still offering great value for money.

DHL were founded in 1969 and initially provided a courier service between the Continental United States and Hawaii. In 1998, Deutsche Post began to acquire shares in DHL and finally completed the purchase in 2002.

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Today, DHL's international network links more than 220 countries and territories worldwide and employs some 300,000 employees. DHL also offers unparalleled expertise in express, air and ocean freight, overland transport, shipping services, contract logistics solutions as well as international mail services. DHL service is recognised as being amongst the best in the industry. are able to offer DHL parcel delivery at heavily discounted rates. So whether you want to send parcel to Austria or Australia, and DHL can deliver. What could be better?


Cheaper, faster delivery by Air Express have introduced new DHL Air Express Services to all USA & Canada, Far East and Australia and Rest of the World destinations. These services are typically quicker and cheaper than current services. More destinations will be added soon.

DHL Speed up Parcel Sorting
DHL have installed state of the art camera-based parcel recognition technology. These are currently being used in DHL collection hubs in Madrid, Barcelona and Vitoria.

The technology aims to improve the speed of parcel sorting and so improve the speed of delivery to customers.

DHL's distribution centres process shipments automatically and must identify destination addresses at high speed for quick, accurate parcel sorting. This is done by using machine vision to read package barcodes. The hubs in Madrid, Barcelona and Vitoria previously used laser scanners but are now achieving improved read rates and therefore faster handling levels at all three sites.

DHL deliver new Mercedes-Benz
DHL will be delivering the new Mercedes-Benz sports car, the AMG SLS Gullwing, by sea and by air to 40 destinations worldwide.

"We are very pleased that Daimler entrusted us with the distribution of their brand new sports car" said Volker Oesau, CEO DHL Global Forwarding Central Europe and Global Sponsor Automotive.

"Customers have been awarding DHL these contracts due to our strong industry network that
includes teams of qualified experts. It enables us to provide quick, reliable and consistently high-quality service to our customers" said Charles McGurin, Global Automotive Sector head, DHL Global Forwarding.

Vehicles are specially packed to ensure that they can be loaded safely and efficiently as ocean and airfreight shipments. A track and trace system gives full visibility for every step of the journey.

Creative thinkers wanted
The DHL innovation award is now in it's third year. The award rewards innovative and sustainable courier solutions. The 2010 award is most likely to appeal to young scientists but entry is open to companies and individuals.

"We need creative ideas to enable logistics to meet the requirements of tomorrow," explains Petra Kiwitt, Head of DHL Solutions & Innovations. "This need for creativity is confirmed by the many projects we have developed in our DHL Innovation Center together with partners from the business and scientific community, and which are now ready to be marketed. The DHL Innovation Day and its award ceremony have become integral parts of our support for committed people who are ready to assume thought leadership without losing sight of the practicability of their ideas."

Innovative solutions that recognise customer need at their core are most likely to be successful. The submission of a business plan will also be beneficial. A panel of experts from R&D, politics and business will evaluate the entries.

The competition runs until 31 July and offers a 1st prize of 5,000 euros.The award ceremony takes place at the DHL Innovation Center near Bonn, Germany, at the end of 2010.

DHL honoured with 5 industry awards
DHL were awarded no less than 5 awards in the Annual Asian Frieght & Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA) 2010, which took place recently in Shanghai. The AFSCA awards are recognised as one of the industry's foremost accolades and these are the only awards where the winners are based purely on customer satisfaction.

DHL received awards for Best Express Operator, Best Logistics Service Provider - Airfreight, Best Logistics Service Provider - Ocean Freight, Best Logistics Service Provider - Project Cargo and Best 3PL.

John Pearson, CEO, DHL Express said "It was a tough year for the industry as a whole and we're honored to have emerged as the Best Express Operator. As we build on our achievements from last year, our focus will continue to be on the customer".

DHL are one of Parcel2ship's strategic partners. Parcel2ship Technical Director Philip Knapton said "We are delighted that DHL have been recognised in these awards. Parcel2ship deliver thousands of parcels through DHL every month and quality of performance is always the number one priority."