DHL expands African presence

DHL has further expanded its road freight services to the North African region. Following the launch of the DHL Euroconnect product to and from Morocco in April of this year, DHL Freight now offers groupage services to and from Tunisia.

“DHL Freight is continuously strengthening and expanding its less-than-truckload network across Europe and beyond,” said Thomas George, CEO DHL Freight. “Both Morocco and Tunisia maintain strong economic ties with the European Union, in particular the Southern European countries. This is fueling demand to include these countries in our Euroconnect network, extending our existing part-truck-load and full-truck-load services to scheduled regular groupage shipments.

“With the regular line haul departures for both Morocco and Tunisia, Deutsche Post DHL can now offer additional groupage services to anywhere within its unrivalled road network of more than 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. While Barcelona is the European gateway for Morocco, Lyon connects Europe with Tunisia.”

The services to Tunisia and Morocco give customers access to the existing country-wide distribution networks that are already operational today.

The new connection to Tunisia allows DHL Freight to reach all major business centres within one day.

Five branch offices across the country act as domestic hubs and customer access points.

“Dedicated teams and local expertise, in-depth knowledge and capabilities as well as value-added services such as document handling, customs clearance and all-in insurance are further characteristics of the new Euroconnect service to Tunisia,” said a company statement.

DHL Euroconnect is the international all-in-one road groupage product for palletised and non-palletised general cargo as well as products requiring special care and compliance, such as ADR, temperature control and high value.

DHL Freight offers confirmed door-to-door lead times with more than 2,000 international regular lines, many of which operate daily. DHL Euroconnect also sets standards in terms of environmental friendliness. Customers can request a report on the CO2 emitted during the transport of their shipments.

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