DHL launches online freight quotation and booking service

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DHL Global Forwarding has introduced an online freight quotation and booking service for international air freight transportation, based on door-to-door all-in rates and transit information. The quotation and booking service connects to DHL Interactive, DHL Global Forwarding’s online customer portal, where it additionally provides shipment tracking and the creation and distribution of customized shipment reports. This online service is available in more than 40 countries, covering most key lanes and point pairs globally.

Through this new capability, shippers and consignee’s can quote and book shipments for all commonly used pre-paid and collect trade terms from a computer or any mobile device.

The quotation and booking service provides an immediate price for general cargo air freight up to 2,000 kg per shipment and offers two speeds of service through DHL’s Air Connect and Air Economy products. Customers can therefore select between different transit time options, giving them a choice between cost and speed of delivery.

Customers are provided with a comprehensive quote based on the pick-up and delivery location plus their shipment details including weight and dimensions. The quoted door-to-door all-in rate can also include import and export customs as well as cargo insurance.

Countries in which the new service is active include the USA, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Australia, China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam.

Source: Deutsche Post DHL