DHL Global Forwarding, has consolidated its portfolio of humanitarian logistics services within its first Global Competence Center for Humanitarian Logistics, designed to meet growing global demand for these logistics services.
The Center will see close coordination across all DHL business divisions to provide all related services and products, to meet customers’ needs.
The CEO of DHL Global Forwarding, Middle East and Africa, Amadou Diallo said,
“The impact of conflicts and natural disasters on the world is evident and at DHL Global Forwarding, we have the capability, expertise and global network to render resilient logistics support to organizations who are highly committed to ensure that critical resources are delivered, to meet the needs of those who require them.”
The Center will enhance the global network for humanitarian logistics services, by connecting to expert regional teams based in Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe Center’s location in Dubai, and facilitate collaboration with existing aid and humanitarian organizations based in the city, as well as logistics hubs including the International Humanitarian City.
According to the company, Dubai was selected as the location of the centre because of its geographical location and “longstanding reputation as a cluster for global aid and relief organizations.
The country currently plays host to several major logistics hubs including the International Humanitarian City, the largest humanitarian hub worldwide from which nine United Nations (UN) agencies and 48 NGOs currently run logistics operations.
About DHL Global Forwarding
DHL Global Forwarding, formerly known as DHL Danzas Air & Ocean, is an international shipping, courier and packaging service that was established in 1969 by Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom, and Robert Lynn. The name DHL is derived from the first initial of each founder’s last name.
DHL has numerous cargo transport systems including planes, trains, and boats. It serves more than 120,000 designations and 220 countries.
As of 2002, Deutsche Post World Net owns the majority of shares.