DHL Expands Forwarding Operations into Boston Massachusetts Market

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL Group, announced it is solidifying its presence in Boston, Massachusetts in order to satisfy the needs of local customers who require Air Freight, Charter services, Ocean Freight, Customs Brokerage, Warehouse & Distribution and Domestic Air & Road Services.

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The Boston station forms part of DHL’s strategic plan to grow its supply chain services in key cities across the U.S.

“It is undeniable that Boston has a strategic location that offers our existing and potential customers significant air lift capabilities as well as access to some of the largest ocean vessels. As DHL continues positioning itself in select U.S. locations, customers will benefit from our locally based experts who provide personalized service.”

David Goldberg, DHL Global Forwarding US CEO

Boston As Hub

With one of the principal ports on the East Coast and the largest port in Massachusetts, as well as one of the primary airports serving New England, Boston also stood out to DHL for its thriving industries, which include finance; hi-tech research and development; engineering & manufacturing; public sectors; commercial fishing, food processing; life sciences; printing and publishing.

DHL Global Forwarding Boston is a one-stop shop for all supply chain solution needs, including ocean, air, exports and imports, as well as daily consolidations to some of its top trade partner countries including: China, Germany and the UK.

It also offers dedicated night line hauls to and from JFK International Airport, dedicated local transfers to Boston Logan International Airport, international and domestic white glove pick-up and delivery services, ocean and air charter service, as well as in-house licensed customs brokerage service.

Under its Warehouse and Distribution services, DHL offers inventory control, a bar coded system for inventory management and order management.

“DHL Global Forwarding has seen a significant increase in growth in Boston over the last few years within the technology, life sciences and public sector industries, all areas where DHL has significant experience and is ready to share its expertise.”

“In addition, with our newly expanded presence, DHL is also equipped to provide tailor-made service offerings for a lot of the small and medium sized companies we are seeing entering the Boston business scene.”

Lucia Mulvey, Boston station manager

As part of its efforts to reach out to the local community and share relevant information that is important to businesses importing and exporting to and from the US, DHL Global Forwarding held an educational training course on the International Commercial Terms (INCOTERMS® 2010) on October 5 in its Boston office.

INCOTERMS are pre-defined commercial terms and rules published by the International Chamber of Commerce for the delivery of goods under sales contracts for domestic and international trade.

DHL Global Forwarding’s Boston station employs 40 employees and is located only 17 miles from the Boston Logan International Airport and 18 miles from the Port of Boston.

To date, DHL has solidified its presence in 15 cities across the US, with plans to have 36 U.S. stations by the end of 2017.

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