Market volume: €4.6 billion1)
international shipments < 70kg.
Source: Market Research Service Centre in
co-operation with Colography Group, 2007
Confirmed as the third major player in the US market
In the Americas, the USA occupies a special position as the largest express market. It is connected to the world’s principal trade lanes. Some 47% of all domestic and international DHL shipments are billed in the United States, where half of our 200 largest customers are based. In our global business, offering a high-performance range of products and services here also guarantees business success in other regions.
We operate an air and ground-based transport network, through which we move all domestic and international shipments. The strongest growth was posted by ground-based shipments, where we increased our share of the market. On one of the world’s largest trade lanes – between the USA and Canada – we have extended our flight connections. With a share of 13% we have strengthened our position as the third major player in the international CEP market in the United States, despite the difficult economic climate.
We are the market leader in Latin and Central America, where we have extended our offering of shipments. We now offer guaranteed pre-10:30 delivery, for example, between Mexico and the USA. The growth has been reinforced by capital expenditure on the regional network. In addition, a common accounting and billing platform for almost all the countries has been set up in two locations and has improved internal workflows whilst reducing costs.