DHL Express has delivered hundreds instruments for US and Panama-based high school and university marching bands participating in the London New Year’s Day Parade today (1 January). More than 8,500 performers, including the 20 bands that DHL is providing the transport for, will participate in the event, which begins in Piccadilly at midday. Beginning 16 December DHL collected 1,300 pieces of equipment, including brass instruments, snare drums and clarinets, from the marching bands. The equipment was then loaded onto specialist […]
DHL Supply Chain is to spend £8.8m on a new shared user hub at Heathrow airport for its airline catering contracts.
Operators should not underestimate the effect the Paralympics will have on deliveries over the next 10 days. James Hookham, MD of policy and communications at the Freight Transport Association, says: “We are treating the Paralympics as seriously as the Olympics and will be providing our members with the same level of support.” Despite running for a shorter period than the Olympics and using fewer venues, the Paralympics are expected to draw in a record number of visitors. Hugh Basham, transport […]
DHL Supply Chain has won a £14 million contract renewal with Travis Perkins Group, which will see it handle 160,000 deliveries per year. The three and a half year contract extension will see the firm manage national transport operations from the builders merchant’s Northampton DC, moving 20,000 loads annually. It will transport goods for the group’s retailers, including Wickes, Tile Giant, City Plumbing Supplies, City Heating Spares and Toolstation, to 1,000 branches nationwide. DHL has worked with Travis Perkins for […]