Wednesday 28th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

DHL wins £9m deal

DHL Exel Supply Chain has won a £9m three year contract with Poundland, the UK’s retailer of £1 products. DHL will be importing consumer products from China and transporting them to stores across the UK. DHL will transport a variety of products for Poundland from UK outbases in Billingham, Hatfield and Bellshill and will provide deconsolidation services at Felixstowe and Southampton. The inward freight from China will be managed by DHL’s international supply chain team, which provides end-to-end supply chain management expertise.
Poundland chief executive Jim McCarthy said: “We are pleased to be working with DHL both in the UK and China. 
“This new business model should really help to reduce our transport costs.”