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Saving Suzie and Bubloo: Endangered bears rescued, rehomed in Jordan sanctuary
After years of campaigning, the infamous Marghazar zoo has been closed for good as DHL rehomes its last residents, two endangered brown bears.
World’s largest trade deal: Who are the winners and losers?
Not all members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership will get an equal share of the pie.
Winning in MEA’s perishables market: Fresh ingredients for food retail success
The MEA region eats and drinks through US$650 billion (€536.2 billion) worth of food and beverages (F&B) annually. What does it take to win in this arena?
MEA’s auto-mobility challenges fueled by urbanization and social changes
Poor urban and transport planning in Africa, coupled with social changes in Saudi Arabia, means auto-mobility remains a hot topic in the region.
From shock to rebound: What’s next for the MEA’s oil and gas industry?
Few industries went through as much shock in 2020 as the oil and gas sector. We take a closer look at the trajectory for the MEA markets.
Logistical planning crucial for first wave of Covid-19 vaccines to reach Asia
DHL’s recent delivery of the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines to Singapore is a good roadmap for what could come next.
Next day delivery of durian could help supercharge Malaysian durian exports
With durian demand remaining high despite the Covid-19 pandemic, exporters find next-day delivery services like DHL’s new Durian Express useful.
Behind the scenes of the world’s largest single-site solar energy project
As the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park takes shape, DHL Global Forwarding is playing a key role in transporting breakbulk cargo for the project.
The 10 most-read Logistics of Things stories of 2020
As we approach the end of 2020, we look back at our most popular stories published on Logistics of Things this year.
A mammoth move: How DHL helped to rescue “the world’s loneliest elephant”
The logistics that moved Kaavan the Asian elephant from his barren enclosure in a Pakistan Zoo to a Cambodian wildlife sanctuary with others of his kind.
With home gardening surging in popularity during lockdowns, Thai cactus nursery Cactus Inter is laying the groundwork to sustain interest beyond Covid-19.
Business is spiking for this Thai cactus seller amid a Covid-19 gardening boom
With home gardening surging in popularity during lockdowns, Thai cactus nursery Cactus Inter is laying the groundwork to sustain interest beyond Covid-19.
Business is spiking for this Thai cactus seller amid a Covid-19 gardening boom
With home gardening surging in popularity during lockdowns, Thai cactus nursery Cactus Inter is laying the groundwork to sustain interest beyond Covid-19.
Shopping for business logistics solutions: what to consider for e-commerce IT
Supply chain IT systems expert Noel Singgih outlines three steps to running a smooth e-commerce business.
Timeline: How UK and EU are redefining their post-Brexit trade relationship
Almost a year after leaving the European Union, the United Kingdom is still negotiating its post-Brexit relationship with the trading bloc.
The business of Christmas: How e-Commerce is saving retailers this holiday
The seemingly inexorable rise of Black Friday has made the commercial opportunity of the festive season start earlier – and last longer – than ever before.
Battered by Covid-19, tourism-reliant Fiji fights to stay afloat
Fiji’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic hinges on the return of tourism and maintaining the island nation’s regional and global connectivity.
EU businesses remain bullish on ASEAN but are eager to see change
European companies want to see accelerated trade talks and faster economic unification within ASEAN.
Fewer barriers, more trade: How the new GoTrade program will help Africa’s SMEs
As African SMEs grapple with the impact of Covid-19, the new sustainability program by DPDHL Group may be the answer to survival and sustainable growth.
Australia open for business despite Covid-19, says DHL’s Gary Edstein
How have Australia and its businesses coped with the Covid-19 pandemic? Logistics of Things speaks with Gary Edstein from DHL Express to learn more.
After battling Covid-19, New Zealand is now ready for an economic comeback
New Zealand held off two waves of Covid-19, and is now embarking on its next steps for an economic recovery driven by local businesses.
China’s Golden Week is over. What happens next for ocean freight?
Ocean freight demand has remained high up till China’s Golden Week holiday, but will it last?
Gearing up for Singles’ Day amid Covid-19: Logistics tips from DHL’s Yasmin Khan
As Singles’ Day approaches, businesses need to prepare early to manage their logistics efficiently. Yasmin Khan from DHL Express Asia Pacific shares more.
How this Hong Kong beauty e-commerce pioneer is still thriving after 22 years
In Hong Kong’s competitive beauty retail market, Strawberrynet has held its own through change and crises for over two decades.
Vaccine Logistics: The key challenges for governments and private sector players
Vaccine logistics for Covid-19 will pose challenges that must be jointly addressed by governments and private players urgently.
Economic uncertainty leaves ocean carriers cautious despite strong peak season
In an extraordinary year for container shipping, uncertainty is the only constant, as the fourth quarter looms.
How a Thai brand forged its path at the crossroads of fashion and architecture
In marrying the disciplines of architecture and fashion, the duo behind Thai fashion brand Vinn Patararin has carved out a niche of its own.
With home gardening surging in popularity during lockdowns, Thai cactus nursery Cactus Inter is laying the groundwork to sustain interest beyond Covid-19.
Business is spiking for this Thai cactus seller amid a Covid-19 gardening boom
With home gardening surging in popularity during lockdowns, Thai cactus nursery Cactus Inter is laying the groundwork to sustain interest beyond Covid-19.
Business is spiking for this Thai cactus seller amid a Covid-19 gardening boom
With home gardening surging in popularity during lockdowns, Thai cactus nursery Cactus Inter is laying the groundwork to sustain interest beyond Covid-19.
Indonesia eyes FTA negotiations to shore up post-pandemic economy
As Indonesia recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic that has disrupted global trade, can free trade agreements offer its exporters a welcome boost?
6 ways to protect supply chains against Covid-19 cyber threats
The risk of cyberattacks against supply chains has increased dramatically as hackers look to exploit vulnerabilities amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Australia designer textiles are decorating spaces around the world
Founders of Sydney-based textile company Utopia Goods discuss connecting with a global customer base of design lovers and renowned interior designers.
How South Korea juggles cold chain logistics, amid high Covid-19 test kit demand
South Korea has emerged as one of the biggest producer countries for Covid-19 test kits – here’s how the country meets the high global demand.
Women in Aviation: how Blue Dart Aviation’s MD lasted 50 years in the industry
Increasing women’s labor force participation in India could boost its economy. Tulsi Mirchandaney, MD at Blue Dart Aviation, shares what needs to be done.
Post Covid-19, India faces tough odds in reopening for business
As India eases its lockdown restrictions, longer-term challenges await the country’s logistics sector.
The New Zealand-EU FTA could give a big boost for trade in the post Covid-19 era
The New Zealand- Europe FTA, combined with new multi-modal shipping options could be a boon for companies hit hard by Covid-19's fallout.
EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement: How Vietnam exporters stand to gain
With Vietnam and the European Union deepening their trade ties, what opportunities lie ahead for the Southeast Asian country?
Australia seeks closer trade ties with India amid rising China tensions
A new strategic agreement signed by Australia and India could potentially boost bilateral trade, though there are more than commercial concerns at stake.
Supplementing the Life Science and Healthcare Supply Chain through Covid-19
How a healthy supply of life-saving medical products kept moving through a global health crisis.
Global e-commerce is painting a pretty picture for Indian startup PortraitFlip
How one startup is sharing India’s artistic talents with the world through tailored e-commerce solutions and a global logistics network.
How Senegal is feeding its economy with a focus on agriculture
Senegal has its sights set on becoming an emerging economy by 2035 — a goal that will rest heavily on the development of its agricultural sector.
Ocean freight rates stable as container shipping embarks on slow recovery
Shipping lines have maintained high freight rates by controlling capacity as demand recovers with countries reopening.
Hokkaido scallop exports get a boost after pandemic-driven drop
New chartered flights by DHL Global Forwarding will ship Hokkaido’s scallops to Hong Kong from New Chitose Airport on a thrice-weekly basis.
With home gardening surging in popularity during lockdowns, Thai cactus nursery Cactus Inter is laying the groundwork to sustain interest beyond Covid-19.
Business is spiking for this Thai cactus seller amid a Covid-19 gardening boom
With home gardening surging in popularity during lockdowns, Thai cactus nursery Cactus Inter is laying the groundwork to sustain interest beyond Covid-19.
Business is spiking for this Thai cactus seller amid a Covid-19 gardening boom
With home gardening surging in popularity during lockdowns, Thai cactus nursery Cactus Inter is laying the groundwork to sustain interest beyond Covid-19.
Africa’s e-commerce scene opens new markets for global online retailers
DHL Africa eShop has expanded to serve 34 African countries in a bid to fulfill the continent’s growing demand for international consumer brands.
Batam’s technology and manufacturing strategy could draw $60b of investments
Tech manufacturing companies are being drawn to Batam, the largest city in the province of Riau Island, Indonesia, for its potential as an export hub.
Global supply chains rethink reliance on China, but what are the alternatives?
The Covid-19 pandemic is shaking up global supply chains, but one country will remain a force.
6 ways supply chains can prepare for the 2020 tropical storm season
With the tropical storm season fast approaching, companies need to minimize the potential disruptions to their supply chains.
A ‘new normal’ for container shipping and ocean freight rates
The container shipping market grapples with the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic and a looming global recession.
5 customs tips for cosmetics and personal care products
Confused about complex and changing national customs requirements? Here are 5 tips for importers and exporters of cosmetics and personal care products.