New contract logistics deal for DHL

DHL Exel Supply Chain, announced that it has signed a contract extension worth £53.5 million with Nisa-Today’s, to continue to deliver frozen and chilled foods throughout the UK.

DHL Exel Supply Chain will continue to provide warehousing and distribution services for Nisa-Today’s throughout the UK, working with DHL Global Forwarding. The contract includes the transportation of 27.8 million cases of chilled and frozen foods each year.

This contract extension will see DHL work with Nisa-Today’s to support its growth in emerging markets, help develop their route infrastructure with a focus on reducing mileage and carbon emissions and reviewing any further collaboration opportunities such as the BP and Nisa-Today’s cross dock operation in Harlow, Essex.

John Sharpe, managing director of central distribution trading and logistics at Nisa-Today’s, said: “We have enjoyed a great relationship with DHL and have appointed them until March 2011 to support us in developing our routes and supply chain whilst working with us to increase our carbon efficiency – a real focus for us. We aim to help customers grow their sales and increase profits in a competitive market and we believe DHL’s strength in supply chain operations will help us to achieve this.”

Chris Sharp, managing director food retail, DHL Exel Supply Chain, said: “This contract extension reflects the solid relationship we have built with Nisa-Today’s over the past 18 years and demonstrates our ability to react to the needs of its business. Our capability in route optimisation, excellent levels of service and collaborative approach with other customers and DHL entities, were all significant in winning this contract extension.”

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