DHL locks up security contract for another four years

DHL’s Global Forwarding air and ocean freight arm has renewed its contract with security hardware specialist Southco for four more years.
DHL Global Forwarding has provided Southco with logistics services for the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific since 2009, providing air, ocean, domestic and customs brokerage services on various trade lanes, on an exclusive basis.
Southco currently uses DHL Global Forwarding to ship latches, hinges and engineered access hardware products between its 17 engineering and manufacturing locations using ocean freight and DHL’s less-than-container load (LCL) solution.
In Europe, the company uses DHL road freight to move finished products from its manufacturing plant in the UK to continental Europe.
DHL Global Forwarding’s vice president of marketing and sales in the US, Tim Robertson, said: “We have forged an important partnership with Southco and have established a team of professionals to meet their specific needs.”
Southco’s director of global supply chain, Paul Smith, added: “The relationship we have developed with DHL has been crucial to the success of our manufacturing facilities maintaining a continuous production flow, allowing us to get our products to market faster.
“With DHL Global Forwarding’s presence in the markets where we operate, it has helped us minimise or avoid unnecessary disruptions to our supply chain during any type of natural disaster or major event.”  

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