DHL Express launches GoGreen Plus
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by Andrea Wellbelove
1y ago
GoGreen Plus is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s sustainability goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. DHL Express announces the launch of GoGreen Plus, a new service that will allow customers to reduce (‘inset’) the carbon emissions associated with their shipments through the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). This is a first for global express carriers, and will initially launch in the UK, shortly followed by Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, Australia, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates. Starting this month, customers based in these countries will have the option to selec ..read more
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Special Delivery… DHL flies Western lowland gorilla Kiburi to new London Zoo home – just in time for Christmas
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by Andrea Wellbelove
1y ago
The 5ft 4in tall gentle giant has arrived to lead the world-famous zoo’s current troop, females Mjukuu and Effie, and youngsters Alika and Gernot, in the family’s Gorilla Kingdom home – with hopes that the match-making effort will lead to a further increase to the gorilla population. 18-year-old Kiburi, who travelled from Zoo Loro Parque in Tenerife, was given the VIP treatment by DHL for the 1,903-mile door-to-door journey – travelling in a custom-built crate supported by a dedicated team of zookeepers, aircraft engineers, cargo handlers, security teams, pilots and drivers. “Kiburi enjoyed an ..read more
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Removing trade barriers key to boosting export growth of UK businesses
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by Andrea Wellbelove
1y ago
54% of businesses say smoother customs procedures are the key to boosting UK exports 42% favour lowering tariffs, while 35% said there is a need to reduce regulatory barriers, and 29% want better support for smaller businesses Overcoming the new requirements of the TCA has encouraged one-in-ten (9%) UK exporters to Europe to trade with new non-EU markets The survey of almost 1,000 UK businesses – 92% SMEs – shows almost half (48%) said the top barriers to exporting were costs and disruption, alongside tariffs (48%), and customs procedures (47%). A further 41% of businesses said regulatory is ..read more
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New deal with Neste underlines commitment to Sustainable Aviation
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by Andrea Wellbelove
2y ago
Bonn, 10 November 2021: As part of the COP26 climate conference, Deutsche Post DHL Group has announced a further step towards introducing climate-friendly aviation logistics. The Group has agreed a new partnership with Neste1 to supply the DHL Express division with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at the UK’s East Midlands Airport. In total, DHL will purchase SAF for more than EUR 60 million by mid-2022, reducing around 70,000 tons of CO2. This is a first step for the Group to reach its ambitious 2030 target of meeting at least 30 per cent of its fuel needs in aviation through sustainable fuels ..read more
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Small business exporters divided on post-Brexit outlook
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by DHL Express
3y ago
Half (51%) of those who already export from the UK or plan to in the future agreed that exporting would continue to be a priority for their business in the future, and just over one in 10 (11%) businesses surveyed had either started exporting to new non-EU countries or were considering doing so in the near future. At the same time, a quarter (24%) of those who already export or plan to in the future state they have stopped selling to some EU markets, with 6% of British businesses stating they have stopped selling to EU-markets altogether. The research looked at the challenges facing small busi ..read more
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The essentials to implement ahead of peak
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by Andrea Wellbelove
3y ago
The pandemic has fuelled e-commerce growth this year, as retail store closures nudged a record number of buyers online, some for the first time. Many e-commerce businesses have already had to adapt this year, and some are even better placed to cope with the fluctuating demands of the festive shopping season than before. Traditional festive gatherings and shopping centre dashes are not going to carry the festive cheer they usually do so how can you make sure your online business is attracting the crowd and delivering the best experience throughout this time? 1. Make sure you are found Marketpla ..read more
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A working partnership during the COVID-19 crisisMissguided
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by Andrea Wellbelove
4y ago
Since the start of COVID-19, DHL Express has shifted from primarily supporting with Missguided’s international exports, to also offering services that support both its changed operational needs and its desire to give back to the community. Putting people first As the pandemic hit, Missguided’s leadership were keen to show they cared about the community and their staff and enlisted DHL Express to support with their outreach programmes. This included: Gift and treat packages delivered to local hospices and NHS key workers to keep them going. Sending motivational gifts and prizes to Missguided e ..read more
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Educating customers about the true value of your product
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by DHL Express
4y ago
Raising awareness and educating is key to changing the mindsets and purchasing habits of consumers. This is a positive if you can be part of the conversation! Customer-directed campaigns are helping consumers understand the environmental impacts of their own behaviour. Transparent pricing and environmental cost Transparent pricing to understand the true cost and impact of materials, hardware, labour, duties and transport help to educate consumers about the value of a product. Having banners or dedicated information tiles on your site can help to position your business as an open brand, working ..read more
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Small Business Sunday Event 2020
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by DHL Express
4y ago
Now in its tenth year, the 2020 event was held at the ICC in Birmingham and attended by around 900 small businesses keen to enhance their growth. Speakers on the main stage included Google Digital Garage, LinkedIn, NatWest and Mind, as well as Meet the Experts and Breakout Sessions with businesses including DHL Express. The attendees also heard from Theo himself as he was joined by fellow Dragon and crafting Queen, Sara Davies. As a longstanding, proud #SBS partner and specialists in international logistics and e-commerce, we were on hand at the event providing businesses of all shapes and siz ..read more
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Innovative materials and fashion
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by DHL Express
4y ago
At DHL Express, we have been rethinking packaging and you can read all about it in our blog which looks ahead at the packaging trends set to shape the future of logistics. Continuing this delve into innovative materials, we unpick how fashion brands can integrate sustainability from the design stage to impact the entire supply chain. Sustainability in product development Considering sustainable practices in product development is becoming more commonplace but even more needs to be done in this area so that companies of all sizes feel confident to implement green thinking. Substantial elements ..read more
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