DHL Danzas Air & Ocean expands LCL gateway services in North America

by Canadian Shipper

DHL Danzas Air & Ocean has expanded its less-than-containerload (LCL) network in North America.

Danmar Lines, the non-vessel operating common carrier of DHL Danzas Air & Ocean, has separated the U.S. gateways in Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Miami from their local ocean freight operations and has transformed each into dedicated operating centers managing export and import LCL services.

DHL Danzas Air & Ocean now uses the six gateways to deliver two-way LCL services linking 28 U.S. stations with more than 300 global points, thus providing reliable and cost effective ocean transportation of LCL cargo to and from virtually every U.S. market. A similar expansion is scheduled for launch in Canada during the second quarter of 2003.
"We expanded our LCL operations to align our services and infrastructure in North America with our LCL business worldwide," said Philipp C. Rathgeb, Vice President, Ocean Freight. "To achieve this objective, we have changed our reporting structure. Now all gateway managers report to Tara Caputo, Director of Ocean Services, North America. These gateways operate like a separate company dedicated to providing the highest levels of service to our customers".

The Water Products Division of A.O. Smith Corp. uses Danzas’ LCL service to ship the company’s water heaters and related parts to Asian and European destinations. "We’ve used DHL Danzas Air and Ocean’s Full Container Load services for several years," said Jayma Holcomb, International Sales Manager. "The new LCL service provides good shipping times to the locations we need. It has been a great addition to our program”.

"Global businesses want seamless and simplified logistics options, and our LCL program is designed to meet those needs," said Rathgeb.

DHL Danzas Air & Ocean is one of the world’s largest LCL service providers, handling some 1.4 million cubic meters of LCL cargo annually.

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