50 Years of DHL | UK Maritime Trade Plan | UK-Lebanon Trade Agreement

Posted on 26/09/2019 by DHL Express

50 years of DHL!

This week we’re celebrating DHL turning 50 and a monumental half a century of being in business! From our humble beginnings in 1969 to the most global logistics network, DHL now reaches more than 220 countries and territories around the globe.

After 50 years of delivering to the world, we’re taking a look back at how far both DHL and the logistics industry has come and the future-facing solutions on the horizon.

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UK launches Maritime Trade and Investment Plan

International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has launched a new strategy to boost trade and investment into the UK’s multibillion-pound maritime sector. The five year plan will focus on digital technologies, green maritime, autonomous vessels, marine science and maritime professional and business services.

The International Trade Secretary said: “Our Trade and Investment 5 Year Plan sets out how we can showcase our global capabilities in maritime technology, science and shipbuilding.”

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UK and Lebanon sign trade continuity agreement

A UK-Lebanon Association Agreement has been signed by both nations, ensuring British businesses and consumers will continue to benefit from preferential trading terms after leaving the European Union.

Trade between the UK and Lebanon was worth £603 million in 2018. Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Dr Andrew Murrison said: “The economic and trade relationship between our two countries holds much potential. I look forward to more British and Lebanese companies doing business with each other.”

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