World — 25 March 2011
Singapore Airlines contracts DHL to deliver in-flight amenities worldwide

Singapore Airlines contracts DHL to deliver in-flight amenities worldwide.

DHL Global Forwarding Singapore, the freight forwarding arm of DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, has been awarded a prestigious business win with Singapore Airlines.

As the provider of choice for Singapore Airlines, DHL will look after the global transportation of all in-flight amenities from Singapore Airlines to all of its network destinations and offices in the world. This will happen mainly through DHL’s distribution hubs in Singapore, China and Germany.

The agreement covers both air freight services and ocean freight. The contract also specifies that DHL will provide all inland transportation services to Singapore Airlines’ China and Germany hubs through its Supply Chain unit.

The operations began at Singapore Airlines’ hub in Singapore on January 15, 2011, and they are expected to roll out to China and Germany in April and May, respectively.

Commenting on the win, Sam Ang, CEO, Southeast Asia, DHL Global Forwarding, said:

“This is a prestigious win for DHL and we look forward to bringing our worldwide logistics and international knowledge and expertise to this project. We are confident that DHL can help Singapore Airlines deliver reduced costs and enhanced logistics efficiency, in order to meet global passenger demands. We are very excited about this partnership with Singapore Airlines, one of the leading airlines in the world, as this contract further reinforces our footing in international aviation logistics.”

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and markets itself as “The Logistics company for the world.” The company commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers.

A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide, DHL offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 51 billion euros in 2010.

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Richard has been traveling since he took a year off from college, where he was doing a BA in Journalism. He traveled half the world, backpacking with his girlfriend (now his wife). They spent time in South America, Asia, Greece and much of Europe. After writing about his experiences for several airline and travel magazines, he never went back to college.

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