DHL showcases key satellite systems
Manama, November 3, 2009
DHL Express showcased its leading edge security and satellite systems to a delegation of visiting senior customs officials from the GCC.
The delegation visited the DHL Regional Distribution Centre in Bahrain, the firm's largest distribution centre in the Middle East.
'Customs plays a crucial role in maintaining security which is of utmost priority at DHL. We were the first express and logistics company in the region to receive full scores on the global TAPA A certification and continue to invest in leading edge technology,' DHL Express managing director, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, Garry Kemp said.
'We are delighted to host our customs colleagues from the region to share industry best practices and enhance cross-border exchange,' he added.
Customs officials had the opportunity to witness first-hand the DHL Middle East Road Network Satellite System based the DHL Regional Distribution Centre in Manama.
The 24/7 facility tracks the movement of all DHL shipments on the Middle East road network which spans 12 countries in the region through its fleet of 110 GPS equipped vehicles.
In addition to the satellite system, the centre also houses its state-of-the-art 24/7 facility which monitors flight uplift/landing time in real time, enabling DHL to proactively notify customers in the event of flight delays or cancellations.-TradeArabia News Service