DHL wins freight forwarding award
Nairobi, February 24, 2011
DHL Global Forwarding, a division of DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, was named International Freight Forwarder of the Year in Africa at the 2011 STAT Times Awards in Nairobi.
The international award for excellence in air cargo was voted by STAT Times’ readers worldwide.
Air freight recovery hit a peak in 2010, followed by a fall in the later months, said a recent report by the International Air Transport Association (Iata).
Only Africa showed year-on-year growth from October to November, affirming its position as one of the twelve emerging ‘hotspots’ in the world, according to the IMF’s World Economic Outlook.
In 2010, DHL Global Forwarding saw significant volume growth in Africa in both its regular operations and charter operations connecting all regions with Africa.
“DHL has been supporting business in Africa for more than 30 years now and we’re set to keep Africa well-connected to the rest of the world while identifying new opportunities in the intra-African market to support the region’s fulfillment of its vast growth potential,” said Amadou Diallo, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, Africa and South Asia Pacific.
“The award is a testament to our unparalleled service in Africa and a signal from the market that we’re on the right track to meet our customers’ business needs.”
Madhav Thapar, senior vice president, air freight, Africa and South Asia Pacific, DHL Global Forwarding, who received the award on behalf of DHL, said: “DHL offers tailor-made solutions to businesses in Africa with second-to-none access to capacity thanks to our in-house carrier StarBroker.”
Headquartered in Bonn, DHL manages Africa out of Singapore with the largest group of logistics experts dedicated to Africa and its major trading lanes, particularly Asia, the statement said.
Held biannually until its fourth installment this year, the STAT Times International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo recognizes global logistics leaders in the air cargo industry for their outstanding contributions to Africa’s growth. – TradeArabia News Service