DHL Global Forwarding has consolidated its portfolio of humanitarian logistics services within its first Global Competence Centre for Humanitarian Logistics.
The Centre will see close coordination across all DHL business divisions to provide all related services and products, to meet customers’ needs. Fatima Ait Bendawad has been appointed to lead the centre.
The centre offers non-governmental organisation, aid agencies, and their suppliers and manufacturers a broad range of services including air and ocean freight, customs clearance, warehousing and local distribution of humanitarian shipments. These services will be backed by control tower and data analytics services designed to offer heightened levels of freight visibility for humanitarian situations of any level of urgency and complexity.
Organisation can also use the centre to tap into DHL Global Forwarding’s global network of freight connections for rapid, efficient transport of resources; as well as sector-specific services including temperature-controlled and cold-chain shipments for life sciences and healthcare – critical for public health assistance projects involving the long-term delivery of medicines and medical equipment to developing areas.