Monday, 18 February 2013

DHL Express Panama receives grade A security certification

The DHL Express hub in Panama recently became the 200th facility in the world to get ‘A’-security-verified by TAPA (Transported Asset Protection Association).

DHL Express, plane, freight, cargo, courier
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Since 1997 TAPA’s leading security professionals from the high value and risk product sector worked on streamlining security guidelines which address handling processes and procedures as well as warehousing and transportation standards. 

“Currently, every one of our major global Hubs ad Gateways are all TAPA ‘A’ certified. In addition to our Panama Hub, we recently achieve certification of our new North Asia Hub at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China", announced Adrian Whelan, Senior Vice President an Head of Global Customs at Security at DHL Express at a recent press conference.

20 DHL Express facilities in the USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico and other Americas countries have been TAPA-certified since 2010.

“The TAPA FSR is considered the benchmark security standard that is recognized around the globe. DHL’s multiple FSR certifications, across a variety of markets, highlight their strong global commitment to supply chain security”, said David Wit, Chair at TAPA Americas.

Source: DHL

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

DHL offers 2,160 apprenticeships in 2013

Deutsche Post DHL is giving away 2,160 apprenticeships to young people across Germany this year. 
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The global logistics and courier company has announced that all apprentice positions will be offered across 22 vocational fields and 17 specialties, providing young professionals with the opportunity to expand their skill set.

Angela Titzrath, Board Member for Personnel at Deutsche Post DHL justified the decision as follows: 
"Our most important resource for the future is qualified young people. This is why we invest in vocational training and, in doing so, set an example for the promotion and professional advancement of young people."

Getting into a Deutsche Post DHL division

As one of the largest international courier services providers, Deutsche Post DHL will offer most of the apprenticeships in its mail division. 
  • More than 600 applicants will be given the chance to apply for a placement in DHL's freight forwarding, engineering, administration, real estate and warehouse logistics departments. 
  • An additional 160 youngsters will be allowed to participate in a work-study programme, combining university studies with work experience.
Any formal and practical training will be carried out in a location close to the applicants residence.

Further information about the programmes, eligibility criteria and salaries can be found on

Source: DHL