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DHL Completes its 11th Lap at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon
— 11 years of seamless logistics management at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Thursday, December 05, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — As the city runs the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon on the 19th January, 2014; DHL, the world’s leading international express service provider, completes its 11th year of association with the marathon as its Logistics Partner. With its superior reach in over 220 countries worldwide, DHL continues to provide tailored logistical solutions to major road races across India, in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.

DHL’s processes in logistics management that ensure timely and safe delivery have been of crucial importance to the marathon, which has been a great example of seamless management since its inception. DHL is responsible for handling shipment imports consisting of timing chips and sports equipment for the athletes from Netherlands and heavy weight broadcast equipment from UK. This year, DHL will import over two tons of shipments for the final race day and will also handle the final leg of re-exporting the equipment to the countries of origin. On-the-ground logistics of facilitating the movement of event goods like food and medicines within the city for a whole week; including the race day is also managed by DHL.

Commenting on DHL’s longstanding association with the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, Mr. R.S. Subramanian, SVP & MD, DHL Express India said “With our international presence, we are best suited to cater to the global needs of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon which requires extensive network capabilities of its Logistics Partner. An event of this magnitude needs element planning beyond zero-hour, and that is one of our core specialties at DHL.

Over the past 11 years, DHL has helped improve transit time for marathon-based shipments with its superior connectivity through the launch of a North Asia Hub in Shanghai, China and additional freighter services in India.

DHLThe Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics Company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 285,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 55 billion Euros in 2012.

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