DHL Algerie, the Algerian unit of International express and logistics company DHL, a subsidiary of German post office Deutsche Post, tops the list of Algeria’s biggest express delivery companies for international deliveries, according to information of Algeria’s post and telecommunications regulation authority ARPT published on August 16, 2006.
DHL Algerie generated a turnover of 609 mln Algerian dinars (USD 8.6 mln/6.7 mln euro) in 2005 and increased order backlog by 25 pct year-on-year.
In comparison, DHL Algerie’s main rival, the Algerian unit of U.S. package delivery company United Parcel Service (UPS), reported a revenue of 52.2 mln dinars (USD 736,000/572,000 euro) for 2005, up 130.7 pct on the year.
DHL Algerie transported 337,326 packages in 2005, compared to 69,957 packages, transported by Algerian postal services provider Algerie Poste and 54,232 packages, transported by UPS for the same period.
Source: Middle East Business Digest