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DHL Global Forwarding and Supply Chain has kept its prime position in the annual list of top 25 global freight forwarders released by consultant Armstrong & Associates.

The company took the number one spot in both 2014 and 2015. However, DHL hasn’t taken quite as much of a lead in the last year, the gap closing between the company and its two main rivals, Kuehne+Nugel (K+N) and DB Schenker.

DHL’s air freight volumes declined by 7.2% (to 2.1 million tonnes), while K+N had growth of 4.7% (to 1.2 million tonnes) and DB Schenker of 1.4% (to 1.1 million tonnes).

K+N cites its new online booking portal, FreightNet, as one reason for a boost in volume. DHL claims its downturn has partly been the result of a selective marketing strategy, but hopes for a return to growth this year.

(Source: Air Cargo News)

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