DHL Express boosts shipping services out of Russia

DHL Express boosts shipping services out of Russia

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

DHL Express has launched a new import service for Russia, and has also begun offering a direct route between Vladivostok and Hong Kong.

The new import service is called DHL Break Bulk Express, and aims to simplify the process of shipping from Russia into other countries.

In particular, it will offer a single customs clearance process for multiple shipments, rather than requiring consolidated shipments to be broken down into individual shipments to pass through customs.

It means customers will need to make only a single payment for customs duties and taxes shipping into a particular country.

It should also minimise warehousing or inventory costs, DHL said, since shipments are delivered direct to the consignee after clearance.

DHL Express said it was offering special discounts for the new service for customers just starting out their import operations.

Elena Emelyanova, the DHL Express Russia head of marketing, said express import services were very popular among her customers.

“As one of the biggest customs brokers in Russia, we always aim at improving our service,” she said. “Most of the shipments imported by DHL Express are cleared within one hour of the aircraft landing. As a result, around 20% of all our shipments are delivered on the day of their arrival in Russia.”

Far East

Meanwhile, DHL Express has also sped up transit time for shipments from Russia’s Far East region, with a new direct international linehaul service from Vladivostok to Hong Kong.

The new route straight into DHL’s hub facility then links shipments to 220 countries and territories around the world.

DHL said its new direct linehauls between Vladivostok and Hong Kong would reduce delivery time from cities in the Far East region of Russia to most international destinations by a day.

Express delivery from Vladivostok to New York can now be undertaken in just 24 hours, the company said.

Sergey Golosov, area manager for Siberia and the Far East region at DHL Express Russia, said Russia played a big part in Asia-Pacific trade, and suggested the growth in its express market was reflective of the active trade development in Russia.

“Now that the number of express shipments between Russia, the USA, China and other APEC countries is growing, we are trying to foresee our customers’ needs in the Far East and reduce delivery times, thus making our services even more convenient,” Golosov said.

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