In the beginning, there was a horse. Established in 1815, the Swiss-French transport provider “Danzas” carried goods by horse and wagon via the important trade lane between Basel and Mulhouse. Later, after the invention of railway and steamship, new transportation routes were developed. While shipping by land and sea was continuously growing, Danzas took advantage of the new opportunities and offered overseas deliveries to New York. Over the course of the following 20 decades, it became a worldwide renowned shipping company: DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, the air, ocean and road freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, celebrates its 200th anniversary this year.
Today, the air, ocean, road and rail logistic solutions are being further developed by DHL Global Forwarding, Freight one of the four operating divisions of Deutsche Post DHL Group. On top of leveraging different means of transportation and establishing branches across the world to increase their footprint, DHL also kept pace with progress in other areas. Whether it is bar code scanning, the just-in-time delivery concept or IT solutions, DHL has always been driving the further development of the industry. “This wouldn’t have been possible without the commitment of our staff. My thanks goes to our colleagues who give their utmost every day to strengthen our position as a market leader and move the entire company forward,” says Frank Appel, CEO Deutsche Post DHL Group.
On the occasion of this jubilee Amadou Diallo, CEO DHL Freight, published for the Deutsche Post DHL Group the book titled “200 years of logistics – Danzas and DHL shape an industry”. ISBN 978-3-941136-37-3