Swedish home appliances manufacturer comprises, Electrolux has been a DHL customer for more than 10 years. DHL Global Forwarding is now responsible for the majority of Electrolux’ global ocean freight Less-Than-Container-Load (LCL) shipments. This comprises an annual estimated cargo volume of more than 20,000 cu m and includes shipments from Asia Pacific, North America, Europe and Latin America.
Bjorn Vang Jensen, Vice President Global Logistics at Electrolux, said, “Particularly for project shipments, urgent small consignments, and spare parts distribution, LCL shipments are important to Electrolux, and an integral part of our global supply chain. We have chosen DHL Global Forwarding for this task due to the unparalleled global network coverage and the high reliability DHL Ocean Connect LCL provides, and has provided for many years now.”
DHL’s ocean freight network for LCL shipments includes more than 45,000 container freight station point pairs. The company’s “Shipped as Booked” policy ensures that goods scheduled for a specific vessel will ship on that vessel whether the container is full or not. This has been a major criterion for Electrolux in the selection process, since special project or spare part shipments need to be shipped in various, fluctuating quantities and for which demand is unpredictable.
Other services DHL employs for Electrolux are global air freight, international supply chain services, customs brokerage and multimodal solutions including rail and trucking.