Publisher HarperCollins has signed a sea and air freight contract with DHL, which will see the logistics giant dispatch two million kilos of mail and books annually.
DHL will look after air and sea freight to HarperCollins’ sister companies and associates in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and India. DHL Global Mail will also be responsible for managing the daily international mail from HarperCollins facilities in London and Glasgow.
The logistics will be coordinated from the company’s dedicated control tower in Glasgow, near to HarperCollins’s centre of operations.
Mike Levaggi, supply chain director at HarperCollins, said: “The simple concept of the control tower to oversee and manage our operations was easy to explain and sell internally. I believe that DHL has the realistic potential to become a one-stop shop for our freight and supply chain needs in the future, providing real value added services through understanding our specific needs.”