May 17, 2020

Deutsche Post DHL boosts revenues and earnings in the third quarter

DHL
European logistics
Admin
2 min
Operating earnings climbed by more than EUR 30 million during the past quarter to EUR 677 million
Follow @SamJermy and @SupplyChainD on Twitter.Deutsche Post DHL, the world's leading postal and logistics group, continued to generate profitable gr...

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Deutsche Post DHL, the world's leading postal and logistics group, continued to generate profitable growth in the third quarter of 2014, powered by its strong market position in the most dynamic segments and regions of the world.

Revenues climbed by more than 4 percent in the period between July and September to €14 billion. In addition to slightly positive exchange-rate effects, it was the revenue gains generated by all four divisions that fuelled this increase.

The Group's higher revenues primarily reflected the further improved volume and revenue development in the German parcel business and continued strong gains in the international express business. The Group's operating earnings climbed by nearly 5 percent during the third quarter of the current year to €677 million.

As a result of lower tax expenses and finance costs, the increase in the company's consolidated net profit was even higher, rising more than 17 percent to €468 million.

Frank Appel, the CEO of Deutsche Post DHL, said: "We continue to profit from our unique competitive position in emerging markets and our role as an eCommerce enabler. For this reason, we remain on track in spite of the current challenging environment.

“Thanks to our continuous investments in the expansion of our network and infrastructure as well as our increased effort to optimize operational processes, we will be able to even more systematically address the needs of our customers and offer our services even more efficiently in the future.

“We are investing in the Group's sustainable growth for the years to come and, by taking these steps, we are today setting the course for the success of our Strategy 2020."

In the period between 2013 and 2020, the company is striving to boost earnings by an average of more than 8 percent annually. Of this total, the DHL divisions are expected to contribute an average EBIT growth of about 10 percent per year.

 At the same time, the PeP division is projected to increase its operating earnings by an annual average of around 3 percent. Furthermore, the Group expects to reduce Corporate Centre/Other expenses to below 0.5 percent of Group revenues by 2020.

For the full, in-depth Q3 financial report on Deutsche Post DHL, visit: http://www.dhl.com/en/press/releases/releases_2014/group/dpdhl_boosts_revenues_and_earnings_in_the_third_quarter.html

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Jun 8, 2021

DHL Claim Multi-Sector Collaboration Key to Fighting COVID

DHL
Supplychain
COVID19
Logistics
3 min
Global logistics leader DHL’s new white paper highlights what supply chain professionals have learned one year into the pandemic

Since January, global logistics leader DHL has distributed more than 200 million doses of the COVID vaccine to 120+ countries around the globe. While the US and UK recently rolled out immunisation plans to most citizens, countries with less developed infrastructure still desperately need more doses. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which currently has one of the highest per-capita immunisation rates, the government set up storage facilities to cover domestic and international demand. But storage, as we’ve learned, is little help if you can’t transport the goods.

 

This is where logistics leaders such as DHL make their impact. The company built over 50 new partnerships, bilateral and multilateral, to collaborate with pharmaceutical and private sector firms. With more than 350 DHL centres pressed into service, the group operated 9,000+ flights to ship the vaccine where it needed to go. 


 

Public-Private Partnerships

With new pandemic knowledge, DHL just released its “Revisiting Pandemic Resilience” white paper, which examined the role of logistics and supply chain companies in handling COVID-19. As Thomas Ellman, Head of Clinical Trials Logistics at DHL, said: “The past one year has highlighted the importance of logistics and supply chain management to manage the pandemic, ensure business continuity and protect public health. It has also shown us that together we are stronger”. 

 

Multisector partnerships, DHL said, enabled rapid, effective vaccine distribution. While international scientists developed a vaccine in record time—five times faster than any other vaccine in history—manufacturers ramped up production and logistics teams rolled out distribution three times faster than expected. When commercial routes faced backups, logistics operators worked with military officers to transport vaccines via helicopters and boats. 

 

In the UAE, the public-private HOPE Consortium distributed billions of COVID-19 doses to its civilians as well as other countries in need by partnering with commercial organisations such as DHL. For the first time, apropo for an unprecedented pandemic, logistics companies made strong connections with public health and government.

 

“While the race against the virus continues, leveraging the power of such collaborations and data analytics will be key”, said Katja Busch, Chief Commercial Officer DHL and Head of DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation. “We need to remain prepared for high patient and vaccine volumes, maintain logistics infrastructure and capacity, while planning for seasonal fluctuations by providing a stable and well-equipped platform for the years to come”. 


 

How Do We Sustain Immunisation? 

By the end of 2021, experts estimate that we need approximately 10 billion doses of vaccines—many of which will be shipped to areas of the world, such as India, South Africa, and Brazil, that lack significant infrastructure. This is perhaps the greatest divide between countries that have rolled out successful immunisation programmes and those that have not. As Busch noted, “the UAE’s significant investments in creating robust air, sea, and land infrastructure facilitated logistics and vaccine distribution, helping us keep supply chains resilient”. 

 

Neither is the novel coronavirus a one-time affair. If predictions hold, COVID will be similar to seasonal colds or the flu: here to stay. When fall comes around each year, governments will need to vaccinate the world as quickly as possible to ensure long-term immunisation against the virus. This time, logistics companies must be better prepared. 


Yet global immunisation, year after year, is no small order. To keep reinfection rates low and slow the spread of COVID, governments will likely need 7-9 billion annual doses of the vaccine to meet that mark. And if DHL’s white paper is any judge of success, multi-sector supply chain partnerships will set the gold standard.

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