Thursday 29th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

DHL focuses on Asia Pacific and China

Deutsche Post DHL plans to grow its presence in the Asia-Pacific region and China.

Asia-Pacific already accounts for almost 20 percent of the company’s DHL revenues, and is expected to contribute around one-third of the DHL top line by 2017.

All DHL divisions are set to invest in their leading service capabilities. For example, DHL Supply Chain will shortly open its state-of-the art MegaHub in Hong Kong and DHL Global Forwarding is set to open an operations hub in the region.

Chief executive Frank Appel, said: “We are well positioned for prolonged profitable growth across the region.”

On China, he said: “We are committed to retaining our market-leading position here by helping international players to be successful in China as well as supporting Chinese fast-growing enterprises on their international growth path.

“As a pioneer in the Chinese express and logistics market, we will be capitalizing on the massive opportunities this country of superlatives is offering.”

DHL has invested more than £1.6 billion (US$2.5 billion) in Asia over the last couple of years and it expects to benefit from an acceleration of transport and trade of products within Asia, as well as between Asia and other emerging markets in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.