DHL speeds into the lead
DHL has leaped one step ahead of its competitors by becoming the lead operator in the Middle East for volume in both US inbound and outbound shipments. The company has also boasted of a 40% increase in UAE shipments this year.
Phil Couchman, regional director for DHL Middle East, said: “With our enhanced US air cargo service we are proud to take the lead amongst express logistic providers in the region.”
DHL’s success has allowed the company to open four new service points within the country. These are located in Deira, Sharjah City Centre, Mall of the Emirates and Dragon Mart, and are additional to its existing 21 sites within the UAE.
The recent volumes are a significant coup for the logistics leader as the US Transportation Security Administration(TSA) has recently raised the bar in security standards for all US-bound shipments with a set of new regulations to protect the 50,000 tonnes of cargo transported each day.
Couchman added: “We are committed to providing a safe and secure service for all our shipments and remain dedicated to meeting and exceeding all international security regulations.”
The new regulations from TSA have called for consolidation of approximately 4000 known shipper lists into one central database, managed by TSA, to allow more visibility into the activities of companies shipping on passenger aircraft. Focusing on extending secure areas at airports and extensive background checks of employees, the regulations will ensure security is stepped up across the board.