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New LLP service from DHL focuses on over-the-road freight services

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
July 09, 2013

Global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL said in late June that the freight subsidiary of its parent company Deutsche Post DHL, known as DHL Freight, has introduced a Lead Logistics Provider (LLP) service entitled GreenLink.

DHL Freight offers various over-the-road trucking services for shippers, including less-than-truckload, full truckload, and intermodal. The unit has more than 160 road terminals in Europe, parts of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and North America, according to company officials.

The main objective of GreenLink, said DHL, is to consolidate DHL Freight’s current and future LLP accounts globally while leveraging expertise from several customers across three continents.

The company said this is done in various ways, including:
-improving customer’s supply chains by providing logistics optimization and transportation requirements tailored to specific customer needs through reduced lead times, improved cash flow, and compliance;
-combining both transactional services and a neutral management layer, offering agility with service and cost based on a commercial approach;
-acting as a single-source solution for transportation management, with a focus on optimization and innovation across the supply chain; and
-offers other services such as transportation procurement, freight audit and payment, transportation and carrier management, network design, and consultation

Company officials said that DHL Freight has roughly 60 LLP customers across Europe, the U.S. and Asia. And they added that GreenLink uses proprietary transportation management system known as Plato to support its LLP service.

A DHL spokesperson told LM that by bringing consolidating the global DHL Freight accounts, the “neutral GreenLink name allows us to marry the global know-how with the local teams that understand their respective markets and customer requirements…allows DHL Freight to offer a unique LLP service in the market place that is second to none.”

What’s more, she pointed out that this offering enables DHL Freight to better meet the specific benefits of our customers, with customers benefiting from optimized supply chains, which lead to an improved carbon footprint. Going forward, the spokesperson said DHL plans to continue growing this business globally.

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Jeff Berman
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Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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