DHL: The Logistics Firm Behind The New James Bond Film

By Sean Galea-Pace
With the new James Bond film set to be released in cinemas in November, Supply Chain Digital examines DHL’s role in making the film a success...

Since Casino Royale’s release in 2006, DHL’s logistics experts have been in charge of the transport and logistics solutions centered around the production of the Bond films. DHL has played an influential role in assisting the production of the film from transporting the iconic Aston Martin to key props, DHL ensured everything was delivered on time.

The new James Bond film, ‘No Time to Die’ was pushed back from its April release to the 12th November as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Frank Appel, CEO Deutsche Post DHL Group, commented: “Timeliness and precision are crucial for blockbuster productions of this magnitude. Thanks to our international network and the well-orchestrated processes carried out by our respective air, ocean, and road freight teams, DHL is positioned to fulfil those requirements and accomplish such an extraordinary project. We are proud to have supported the James Bond films for the fifth time.”

As the Logistics Partner, DHL ensured that both filming units always had the correct equipment available at the right time and place. This included a number of different filming locations, such as Norway, Jamaica and Italy, in addition to all over the UK.

“We are essentially a one-stop shop for anything a film project needs, whether by road, air, or sea, we are focused on keeping production moving,” added John Meller, Project Lead No Time To Die Logistics at DHL. “For urgent or last-minute shipments we also use our Express network. To keep pace with the strict and ever-changing international regulations for cargo, we have to stay ahead of the curve and really put our logistics expertise to work. It has been a great opportunity to once again show what we can deliver. We care deeply about the material entrusted to us.”

Image: Deutsche Post DHL Group 


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