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Businesses want their branded packaging to represent them in a positive way, but consumers become frustrated if it is hard to use and difficult to recycle. Packaging waste also represents a significant environmental challenge. At DHL Express, we have been thinking about how these developments are likely to impact the packaging solutions seen in today’s […]

DHL Express 2019 wrap up

DHL turned 50! A landmark birthday was celebrated in 2019 as DHL turned 50! From humble beginnings in 1969 to the most global logistics network today, our trade lanes now reach more than 220 countries and territories around the globe. We even marked our special anniversary by accompanying one of the world’s biggest rock stars, Bryan […]

The report covers 12 international flows across 169 countries and territories, providing the most up-to-date picture of the world we live in today – and where best to find your next trading partner. It provides full coverage from 2001 to 2018, along with partial analysis of the first half of 2019, and features a deep […]

Chamber Awards 2019

Hosted by the British Chambers of Commerce, businesses from all over the UK compete for the coveted titles and the national recognition they bring. Now in its 16th year, the Chamber Awards highlights the role of business in delivering growth and prosperity for the UK and local communities. At DHL Express, we were incredibly proud to […]

The QITO report gives a better understanding of new markets and the international opportunities they can create for British businesses. It also includes the Trade Conference Index which measures the UK’s exporting health and gives a detailed analysis of trends in trade documentation issued by accredited Chambers of Commerce. In the Q3 2019 QITO report, […]

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Currently the third largest economy in the world, Japan has a GDP of $5.18 trillion (IMF, 2019). In the four quarters to the end of Q1 2019, UK exports to Japan amounted to £14.6 billion, an increase of 8.5 per cent from the same period the previous year (ONS, 2019). Some UK brands are already […]

As expected, with the latest Brexit developments dominating the headlines, the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) and the impact this will have on British businesses was on almost everyone’s lips. But the underlying feeling was that of getting on with business and looking at the opportunities further afield. Do more trade, instead of […]

Innovation Innovation is an essential part of DHL’s DNA. From 1969 with the idea of transporting shipping documents from San Francisco to Honolulu by plane, allowing customs clearance of the corresponding ship cargo to begin before the ships actually arrived, the invention of DHL’s international express service was the starting point for a long legacy […]

Scope out your opportunities Did you know there are more than 2 billion online shoppers worldwide? And they’re all looking for bargains over key peak events! November is a key month in the e-commerce calendar with events including Singles’ Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday driving consumer spending to record highs. If you haven’t marked […]

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