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DHL named top air forwarder in 2015
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)