New Routes For Maritime Cargo

New DHL trade routes include: from Qingdao, China to Santos, Brazil; from Le Havre, France to Veracruz, Mexico; from Miami, USA. to Colon, Panama; and from Hong Kong, China to Managua, Nicaragua.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

From a press release published in

DHL Global Forwarding, the specialist in air and maritime transport which is part of Deutsche Post DHL, has announced the launch of four new direct routes for shipments of consolidated loads (LCL) to countries throughout Latin America. The new trade routes include: from Qingdao, China to Santos, Brazil; from Le Havre, France to Veracruz, Mexico; from Miami, USA. to Colon, Panama; and from Hong Kong, China to Managua, Nicaragua. With the opening of these new routes for LCL in the months of May and June, DHL customers have benefited from shorter transit, better rates and lowering of their carbon footprint.

"The opening of our new direct LCL trade routes to selected destinations in America allows us to connect businesses of all sizes with the markets where we currently operate or are exploring," said Jens Rehder, vice president for DHL Global Maritime Transport Forwarding, Americas. "The new trade routes offer a cost effective, safe and reliable service which combines shorter transit and better rates, with the ultimate goal of strengthening the competitiveness of our clients in their respective industries."

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