DHL excels despite tricky environment

Kathmandu, September 13 :

Despite the country’s fragile political situation and conflict, DHL, a global market leader in international express, overland transport and air freight services that has been offering a full

range of customised solutions from express document shipping to supply chain management, has registered a sound business growth in Nepal.

The business growth of 20 per cent is being attributed to DHL’s reliability, speed and precision.

Scott Price, CEO of DHL Express, Asia Pacific who is in Nepal on the occasion of DHL celebrating 25 years of establishment in Nepal said that the company has excelled in its business. Price said that DHL in Nepal sent over 115,000 shipments in 2005 which comes to be worth 350,000 kgs.

DHL, Price hoped, would continue to register better results in terms of business. Mostly DHL sends fashion and fabric related consignments to the outside world.

DHL, according to Price, is not only doing business but also fulfilling social responsibility. Of the total revenues of DHL in Asia, it has earmarked two per cent in socio-economic sector such as disaster relief, children’s education and health, among others, informed Price while talking to journalists. He sees better prospects in Nepal in the days ahead. DHL has a market share of about 40 per cent in Nepal and the management hopes to generate more in the coming fiscal years. DHL is the sixth largest company in the world and it gives employment to 500,000 people across the globe. Even in Nepal, it has given employment to 70 people.

According to a DHL statement, the event in Nepal gave boost to employees’ confidence in the company, as the celebration affirmed DHL’s commitment to Nepal and its role in the growth of DHL network in the Asia Pacific region.

Price said that Nepal is one of the ten countries under the Emerging South Asia and Indo-China Countries (ESAIC) grouping, and is a significant contributor to the ESAIC regional performance, and has demonstrated consistent growth over the last decade.

He said that DHL in Nepal has a substantial role in the growth of ESAIC grouping. Price mentioned that the growth of DHL Express is not limited to business operations only, but also extends to the scale of its involvement in community projects.

DHL has been an avid corporate partner of Room to Read – sponsoring the latter’s Local Language Book Publishing Project since 2005. Room to Read is a non-profit organisation committed to providing under-privileged children opportunities to gain the life-long gift of education.

DHL Express started in Nepal in 1982 as a three-man operation. DHL has seen double-digit growth over the last years. DHL Express Nepal not only delivers documents and heavy weight parcels, but also offers value-added and innovative services to its customers.