- 7 July 2016
- Transport / Logistics Services
Electrolux has appointed DHL Global Forwarding to move most of its Less than Container Load (LCL) shipments around the world by ocean freight.
Around 70% of Electrolux’s global volumes of home appliances will be moved around the world by DHL Global Forwarding, amounting to around 20,000m3 in volume. Shipments from all regions of the world will be carried by the global logistics company including Oceania, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America.
Bjorn Vang Jensen, Vice President Global Logistics at Electrolux said, “Particularly for project shipments, urgent small consignments, and spare parts distribution, LCL shipments are important to Electrolux, and an integral part of our global supply chain.
“We have chosen DHL Global Forwarding for this task due to the unparalleled global network coverage and the high reliability DHL Ocean Connect LCL provides, and has provided for many years now.”
DHL Global Forwarding’s network is huge. It includes more than 45,000 container freight station points around the world. Under their ‘Shipped as Booked’ policy they guarantee that if goods are scheduled for a particular vessel they will ship on that vessel, whether or not the container is full.
For Electrolux this was an important factor, as special project or spare part shipments needed to be shipped in various and fluctuating quantities and demand is unpredictable for them. In many cases the volumes are LCL in size and would not be shipped by some of DHL’s rivals.
“We are extremely delighted to continue our long-lasting relationship with Electrolux. This new nomination is a fantastic acknowledgement of the service provided in other areas in recent years and our DHL Ocean Connect LCL offering”, says Michael Young, Executive Vice President, Global Head Marketing & Sales, DHL Global Forwarding.
Electrolux has been a DHL customer for more than 10 years. Other services DHL employs for the company are global airfreight, international supply chain services, customs brokerage and multi-modal solutions including rail and trucking.