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200 years of logistics for DHL Global Forwarding, Freight


TORONTO, Ont.–DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, the air, ocean and road freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. Back in 1815, the history of yellow-branded logistics started with Louis Danzas establishing “Danzas”, which would become a worldwide renowned shipping company over the course of the following 20 decades.

Today, the air, ocean, road and rail logistic solutions are being further developed by DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, one of the four operating divisions of Deutsche Post DHL Group.

“We are very excited to celebrate such a milestone anniversary for DHL Global Forwarding,” says Renata Mihich, managing director, DHL Global Forwarding Canada. “Marking our 200th anniversary clearly demonstrates the company’s commitment to exceptional service to our customers.”

“The innovative and entrepreneurial spirit that kept the company at the top of the industry over the last two centuries is part of our DNA,” says Frank Appel, CEO Deutsche Post DHL Group. “We constantly work on ways to redefine logistics and create new approaches to improve supply chains, in order to drive global trade, connect people and foster prosperity across the world.”

Danzas’ history began with goods being transported by horse and wagon via the important trade lane between Basel and Mulhouse. Later, after the invention of railway and steamship, new transportation routes were developed. While shipping by land and sea was continuously growing, Danzas took advantage of the new opportunities and offered overseas deliveries to New York.

On the occasion of this jubilee Amadou Diallo, CEO DHL Freight, published for the Deutsche Post DHL Group the retro perspective “200 years of logistics – Danzas and DHL shape an industry”.


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