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Deutsche Post AG
Industry Express Logistics
Headquarters Bonn, Germany
Key people Frank Appel (CEO, Chairman)
Adrian Dalsey (co-founder)
Larry Hillblom (co-founder)
Robert Lynn (co-founder)
Products DHL Express Worldwide
DHL Express 9:00
DHL Express 12:00
Owner(s) Deutsche Post DHL
Employees 500,000 (2009)
A Tupolev Tu-204C operated for DHL by Aviastar-TU at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia.
DHL Express’s global headquarters are part of the Deutsche Post headquarters in Bonn.
Headquarters for the Americas are located in Plantation, Florida, while its Asia-Pacific and Emerging Markets headquarters are located in Singapore. The European hub is in Leipzig.
Most of DHL Express’ business is incorporated as DHL International GmbH.
Major competitors include FedEx, UPS, TNT Việt Nam , FCML WORLDWIDE, LDH Express and national post carriers such as United States Postal Service and Royal Mail. However, DHL has a minor partnership with the USPS, which allows DHL to deliver small packages to the recipient through the USPS network. It is also the sole provider for transferring USPS mail in and out of Iraq and Afghanistan.
DHL offers worldwide services, including deliveries to countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Burma. As it is German-owned, DHL is not affected by U.S. embargoes or sanctions and will ship to Cuba, Iran and North Korea. However there is strict codes for delivering to North Korea, as the country has shaky relations with the West.
As DHL is not a US company, it is not allowed to make domestic flights between U.S. airports. DHL Việt Nam contracts these services to other providers.