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DHL launches new ocean freight connections for food from Germany to overseas


* Groupage transportation for temperature-sensitive goods
* Temperature of 12-17 degrees Celsius is ensured from pick-up to delivery

Bonn - DHL Global Forwarding, the air and sea freight specialist within the Deutsche Post DHL Group, offers a new solution for the transport of exclusive, temperature-sensitive food in small amounts from Germany and Europe to overseas.

To make sure that chocolate and pastries from Europe arrive in best quality in Asia, a consistent cold chain with temperatures between 12 and 17 degrees Celsius is necessary. Up to now, only full container loads (FCL) or air freight were available for this kind of transportation. Thanks to the new “Cool LCL Service” offered by DHL Global forwarding, smaller amounts can now be shipped cost-effectively via groupage freight as well.
Customized solution for exclusive products

“The demand for European specialities and exclusive products is constantly increasing all over the world. Therefore, we have combined our expertise in temperature-controlled goods with a new customized solution. With this new service our customers will also have more new business opportunities, because small amounts can always be sent freshly. Plus, the storage at the place of destination is no longer necessary”, says Bernhard Stade, Vice President Ocean Freight Management Germany, DHL Global Forwarding.
Further destinations planned

Every week, the goods are transported by ocean freight from Hamburg to Singapore, to be further distributed from there. On request, temperature-sensitive food from all over Europe can be transported to the DHL logistics center in the port of Hamburg and then be shipped from there to the Southeast Asian island state. Further destinations like Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, New York and Santos will soon be added. DHL operates the world’s largest LCL network with an annual freight volume of more than two million cubic meters, using this experience also for temperature-controlled shipments.


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