DHL triumphs at Supply Chain Asia 2015 Awards

- DHL Global Forwarding named Sea Freight Partner of the Year
- DHL Supply Chain wins Overall Supply Chain Partner of the Year
- Yasmin Aladad Khan, DHL Express SVP, named Woman Supply Chain Professional of The Year
2015-11-26 18:18 3685

SINGAPORE, Nov. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DHL, the world's leading logistics company, has emerged triumphant at the Supply Chain Asia Awards 2015, receiving awards in more categories than any other global logistics provider. DHL Global Forwarding was named Sea Freight Partner of the Year winning the title from three other nominees. DHL Supply Chain won a Special Corporate Recognition Award -- being named Overall Supply Chain Partner -- beating six leading competitors in Asia Pacific.

DHL Express Senior Vice President Yasmin Aladad Khan was named 'Woman Supply Chain Professional of the Year 2015'. The prestigious accolade recognizes women who have excelled in the supply chain sector and have demonstrated initiative in driving the industry forward.

Yasmin Aladad Khan, Senior Vice President, Southeast Asia and South Asia, DHL Express, said: "It's a great honor to be recognized for my contribution to DHL Express and the logistics industry. This award is particularly meaningful as it recognizes the significant driving force women can play in an industry that is traditionally deemed male-dominated. This is in line with Deutsche Post DHL Group's global commitment to increasing the number of women in executive leadership positions."

A member of the DHL Express Asia Pacific Management Board since 2005, Ms Khan heads the fast-growing South East Asia and South Asia regions and has played a key role in building DHL Express' market leading position. DHL Express has a market share of over 40% in Asia Pacific and is industry leader in both value and volume.

Jerry Hsu, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific, said, "At DHL, our people are at the core of our success and as our most valuable asset, we consistently invest in them to increase their skills, talent and motivation. A talented workforce that constantly achieves results makes us a stronger organization that can achieve more. Developing a diverse talent pipeline is a priority and we are investing in our employees to ensure we continue to be the leader and innovator of the industry."

DHL Global Forwarding took home the Sea Freight Partner 2015, making it the undisputed freight forwarding leader in Asia Pacific.

Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific, said: "Winning Sea Freight Partner of the Year is a recognition of our commitment to provide the best service offering to our customers, such as our recent expansion of freight options through innovative route development and investment in multi-modal networks and services -- both intra-Asia and connecting Asia with the globe."

Over the past year, DHL has continued to invest in a comprehensive multimodal network that includes air, rail, road and sea, and offers customers the widest possible array of shipping options in the market. Recent investments include an integrated road freight network that links five key Asian cities -- Singapore, Penang, Bangkok, Hanoi and Shenzhen -- launched this year along with a third route in the China-Europe multimodal network. Last year, DHL pioneered the first temperature-controlled China-Europe rail service, providing customers with temperature-sensitive products year-round access to this cost-effective route.

DHL Supply Chain was voted Overall Supply Chain Partner of the Year, a testament to its service consistency, highly customizable supply chain solutions and global expertise in specialized industries such as Automotive, Consumer, Life Sciences & Healthcare and Technology. To enhance its capabilities in Asia Pacific, DHL Supply Chain accelerated its investments in advanced warehouse facilities, transport networks and IT over the past two years. It now offers over 3.7 million sqm of warehouse space across 700 specialized facilities and operates domestic transport operations in 14 countries.

Oscar de Bok, CEO, DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific, said: "DHL Supply Chain has a diverse portfolio of customers who face unique and ever changing sector challenges. It's our mission to continue to evolve to meet those challenges and provide our customers with consistent, cost effective and innovative supply chain solutions. Being named Partner of the Year for the third year in a row tells us that our growth plan, our recent investments and the day-in and day-out dedicated expertise of our 36,000 strong team of professionals is paying dividends for our clients' businesses and for our own." 

For its logistics and supply chain excellence, DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific was also recently awarded the Best 3PL for Automotive Supply Chain and Best 3PL for Chemical/ Hazardous Materials/ Oil & Gas Supply Chains at the eft APAC 3PL Awards.

Supply Chain Asia is a not-for-profit professional body that bring professionals from the logistics and supply chain industry together to share knowledge and create opportunities for collaboration. This year's award ceremony was held in Singapore on 19 November and 26 awards will be presented to industry leaders.

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