Multi-modal shipping service

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

NEWARK, New Jersey – DHL Global Forwarding is connecting China and the U.S. with its “Multi-Modal Express” (MMEX) service.

More than 200 customers are using the service, which was initially launched in 2019 to connect China to Latin America.

MMEX integrates air transportation, dedicated inland solutions and ocean shipping into the U.S. and Latin America. While other freight services take an average of 30 to 35 days, the MMEX delivers cargo door-to-door from any location in China, via Shanghai Port, to any destination in the U.S. and Latin America, via Long Beach Port, within 12 to 17 days. To date, customers are reporting savings of around 30 to 35 percent in their airfreight cost, many of which are in the high-tech, automotive and retail sectors.

Additionally, amid concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, DHL Global Forwarding is extending the MMEX service as a contingency plan to support urgent shipments for customers from China to Europe also via Long Beach Port and then flying to final destination in Europe.

The service was created to serve an increasingly globalized market and an ever-more demanding consumer base with lower freight cost and total real-time, door-to-door monitoring. The MMEX service is also part of the company’s focus on sustainability.

For 2020, DHL Global Forwarding seeks to service customers in Southeast Asia by expanding the scope of the MMEX service to Vietnam.