S.KAMAL HAYDER KAZMI,
Research Analyst, PAGE
Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2012
DHL founded in San Francisco more than forty years ago by three budding entrepreneurs. DHL has continued to expand at a phenomenal rate. Today, it stands tall as the global market leader of the international express and logistics industry.
Back In 1969, DHL took its first small steps in building for the future by personally shipping papers by airplane from San Francisco to Honolulu . The years passed and the DHL network grew ever larger, gradually reaching out to new customers in every corner of the world. At the same time, the marketplace developed and became more complex, so DHL adapted to meet the changing needs of its customers - both at global and local level.
Presently, through a network spanning more than 220 countries and territories and more than 500 airports globally, DHL provides courier and express services to business and private customers. DHL also offers unparalleled expertise in air and ocean freight, overland transport, contract logistics solutions as well as international mail services. From 1969 until today, the approach and dedication has remained the same. DHL has become a brand acknowledged for personal commitment, proactive solutions and local strength. At the heart of its success are its employees who focus on the customer's needs and provide individually customized solutions. DHL is part of Deutsche post DHL. The group generated revenue of more than 51 billion euros in 2010.
DHL global mail is DHL's worldwide expert in providing customized solutions for the customers' mail and B2C parcels. The company offers a comprehensive suite of solutions for their customers' international mail and parcel shipments. DHL maintains one of the world's largest delivery networks, with about thirty eight sales offices and twenty eight production centers on five continents.
DHL global forwarding is the global leader in the air and ocean freight markets. DHL transports goods and merchandise to an agreed destination, at a customer specific agreed delivery time and price, providing customized solutions for major logistics projects, as well as comprehensive customs services.
DHL freight is one of the largest freight forwarders in the European overland transportation business, offering flexible, individualized solutions to their customers. DHL operates national and international full-truck-load and less-than-truck-load services, via road, rail or intermodal transportation.
At DHL, being Lead Logistics Provider (LLP) means instigating and managing change across the customers' entire supply chain, to meet changing business and customers' demand. DHL does this by bringing continuous improvement and cost reduction, introducing lean logistics processes and optimizing logistics networks.
Corporate Responsibility is a core element of DHL's corporate strategy. Acting responsibly as a company means the company treats their employees, the environment, the interests of society and the capital that has been entrusted to us in a manner that is respectful and sustainable.
DHL's operations emphasize on safety, security, health, ethics and protection of cultural diversity and conservation of the environment. With people, community and environment at the core of the company's corporate citizenship philosophy, DHL the brand stands as a true synonym for integrity and commitment. It puts its logistics expertise to credible use by mobilizing resources and managing disaster in affected areas. The challenge is a daunting one and fully tests the company's abilities. But because lives are at stake, DHL pulls out all stops to provide succour and relief. DHL extended its full support for victims of the 2005 and 2008 earthquakes by mobilizing donations for the quake victims. In addition DHL also supports a number of social welfare organizations, namely the SOS children's village and family educational services foundation.
T & L SECTOR IN PAKISTAN
Transport & logistics (T&L) sector comprises of physical as well as soft infrastructure. Physical infrastructure constitutes rails, roads, air and water transport; whereas, soft infrastructure covers such activities as packaging, delivery, storage and trade logistics and facilitation. T&L cost is an important component of cost of doing business and determines efficiency of connectivity. High freight, insurance, longer delivery times in Pakistan restrain growth in connectivity of people and places. Hence, connectivity features prominently in the framework of economic growth. The sector is required to be improved by modernizing through a continuous process of reforms supported by focused investments. The overarching objective is to bring down the costs of doing business by improving various sub-sectors of T&L. The sector claims 23 per cent share of PSDP 2012-13. Approximately two to three times more investment is required in T&L to support the growth process. In addition to public investment and reforms, effort needs to be made to promote PPPs and leverage higher investment from the private sector to accelerate growth in the shortest possible time. Framework for economic growth emphasizes participation of private sector / PPP in T&L as growth-driver in open market. This will further enhance productivity, competitiveness, efficiency, innovation and entrepreneurship in the economy.
ESTIMATED LENGTH OF ROADS IN PROVINCES (KMS)(2011-12)
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