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Press Release

Bonn 03/21/2013

DHL with new racking solution for ocean freight shipments

DHL Article
  • DHL Double Decker increases safety and cargo volume per container
  • Racking solution reduces carbon footprint and costs
DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL, introduces a new sea freight solution called DHL Double Decker. The new product allows racking supported double stacking in standard 40 foot containers, which reduces cargo damage. Cost efficiency can be increased through up to 40 percent better equipment utilization at the same low risk of cargo damages with single stacking. The new solution is available for DHL’s self-owned containers and currently run on the route between Hong Kong and Germany, as well as from Hong Kong and Shanghai to the US.

“The DHL Double Decker is an alternative solution for customers that used to need two containers for non-stackable cargo, and now only need a single one. That’s especially attractive for companies that run container optimization projects. As a side effect, both we and our customers improve our carbon footprint”, explains Andreas Boedeker, Global Head Ocean Freight, DHL Global Forwarding.

The racking system of DHL Double Decker containers is soldered to the container’s side wall to ensure stability and safety of goods. The double deck can be mounted at different heights, depending on the cargo dimensions. Each of the maximum of nine platforms within a 40 foot carries up to 1 ton of cargo. The product is especially attractive for companies that need to bundle and ship goods from multiple vendors in one specific country or region on a regular basis.

With immediate effect the Double Decker solution will be available for DHL’s Shipper’s Owned Containers through Danmar Lines, DHL Global Forwarding’s own non-vessel operating common carrier for ocean freight products. Soon DHL Double Decker will be deployed on many other trade lanes which allow customer specific round trips.

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