Cross-border mail (outbound)
All outbound international mail.
Market-orientated activities that apply direct communications to selectively reach target groups using a personal, individualised approach.
A means of secure and reliable online communication that can be delivered both electronically and by traditional mail.
Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur)
German national regulator for electricity, gas, telecommunications, post and railway.
Parcel machine where parcels and small packages can be deposited and collected around the clock.
Parcel box for franked parcels and small packages (maximum dimensions: 50 × 40 × 30cm).
Postal retail outlets operated primarily by partners in the retail sector who offer postal services in addition to their core businesses.
Postal Act (Postgesetz)
The purpose of the German Postal Act, which took effect on 1 January 1998, is to promote postal competition through regulation and ensure the nationwide provision of appropriate and sufficient postal services. It includes regulations on licensing, price control and the universal service.
A press product of which more than 30% consists of journalistic reporting.
Procedure whereby the German Federal Network Agency approves prices for certain mail products. The agency approves prices on the basis of parameters it stipulates in advance, which set the average changes in these prices within baskets of services defined by the agency.
Letter measuring a maximum of 235 × 125 × 5mm and weighing up to 20g.
A press product of which no more than 30% consists of journalistic reporting.
Target-specific advertising on websites aimed at achieving the highest possible advertising effectiveness.
Logistics services for manufacturer exchanges, returns and repairs.
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Outsourcing specific business functions to a third-party service provider.
Packaging services integrated into supply chain solutions.
Collect and return
Goods are picked up from end users at different addresses, transported to the predetermined repair company, collected after repair and returned to the end user.
Large, standardised, lockable storage unit with a volume of more than three cubic metres and a holding capacity of more than five tonnes used to transport a variety of goods.
Complex logistics and logistics-related services along the value chain that are performed by a contract logistics service provider. Services are tailored to a particular industry or customer and are generally based on long-term contracts.
Delivery of shipments on a specified day.
DHL Solutions & Innovations (DSI)
New unit that brings together the Group’s existing innovation drivers, develops innovative solutions and promotes cross-divisional co-operation.
Fulfilment services for the e-commerce market.
Full container load (FCL)
The container is completely loaded by the sender and handed over to the freight carrier.
Complete capacity of truck is utilised from sender to receiver.
Collection point for goods intended for export and for further distribution of goods upon import; customs clearance point.
Collection centre for the transhipment and consolidation of flows of goods.
Supply of manufacturing and assembly locations.
The procurement of goods and their transport from the place of origin/manufacture to the production line.
Transport chain combining different modes of transport, often road and rail.
Lead logistics provider
A logistics service provider who assumes the organisation of all or key logistics processes for the customer.
Less than container load (LCL)
Loads that will not fill a container and are consolidated for ocean transport.
Less than truckload
Shipment weighing approximately three tonnes that is smaller than a full truckload and consolidated with other senders’ and/or receivers’ shipments into one load for transport.
Time-critical samples (tissue, blood) are transported during the clinical test phase of a new drug.
Shipment that does not constitute a full truckload but is transported from point of departure to destination without transhipment.
Delivery within 24 hours of order placement.
A series of connected resources and processes from sourcing materials to delivering goods to consumers.
Delivery of time-critical shipments for which the day or time of delivery has been specified or guaranteed.
Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA)
A forum that unites manufacturers, logistics providers, freight carriers, law enforcement authorities and other stakeholders with the common aim of reducing losses from international supply chains.
Twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU)
Standardised container unit, 20 foot long and 8 foot wide (6 × 2.4 metres).