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The logistics industry is undergoing an intense period of technological transformation, with customers expecting benefits such as faster delivery, higher service levels and clear communications and expecting you to deliver. DHL’s Logistics Trend Radar maps 29 key social business and technological trends that will shape the future of supply chain and logistics to help your […]

Following COVID-19, new consumer behaviours, preferences and spending categories have emerged, the impact of which is predicted to be felt from Black Friday through to post-Christmas sales. Google have partnered with Ipsos to gather data and anticipate trends where we might expect to see change. Find out more on how consumers are researching earlier for […]

DHL Express has launched London’s first riverboat parcel delivery service, which aims to ease congestion and provide a reliable and efficient way of transporting deliveries across the capital. The riverboat service is the latest addition to GoGreen, DHL’s group-wide environmental protection program. GoGreen is the cornerstone of DHL’s sustainability work and focuses on reducing and […]

If you’re an e-commerce business owner, Christmas is likely to be your busiest time of year so there is no time too early to start your holiday shipping preparations. The peak holiday season runs from Black Friday (late November) until Christmas. During this time DHL Express delivery volumes will be over 40% higher than the […]

The UK have secured a free trade agreement with Japan: the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement. This is the UK’s first major deal as an independent trading nation and is set to increase trade between the countries by around £15.2 billion. Not only will it generate significant income for the UK, but it also provides […]

The Department of International Trade announced that there will be a new board of senior advisory figures to the Board of Trade. The Board members are set to meet quarterly using their influence to help the government make a stronger global consensus for free trade. Secretary of State for International Trade, Liz Truss said: “The […]

International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has launched 11 new trade advisory groups, covering a range of key sectors, as part of a major new business engagement drive. As trade talks with Japan, the US, Australia and New Zealand intensify, Liz Truss is stepping up engagement across Britain to gain technical and strategic business insights. Secretary […]

On 8 July, the Prime Minister nominated former International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox for the position as the next Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Dr Fox has pledged that women will make up at least half of his senior leadership team if he is appointed as the next Director General: “There […]

The UK Government recently published their 2021 Border Operating Model, which comes with a £705m investment in support of the UK Government’s initiative to create “the world’s most effective border” by 2025. Though many questions remain on post-Brexit trade, we’re starting to see details emerge about how the future will look for importers and exporters. […]

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