Express business in the Philippines eyes 7-8-9 growth

The air express and logistics business has never been more robust and DHL Express in the Philippines is seeing more new clients and a wider variety of industries that are interested to avail of its express and logistics services, says Larry Llamzon, country manager of DHL Express Philippines. He says the industry is growing much […]


The air express and logistics business has never been more robust and DHL Express in the Philippines is seeing more new clients and a wider variety of industries that are interested to avail of its express and logistics services, says Larry Llamzon, country manager of DHL Express Philippines.

He says the industry is growing much faster than the Philippine’s gross domestic product (GDP). The actual growth of the industry over the last three years was approximately double that of GDP.

“We anticipate further growth with the Philippine government’s 7-8-9 priority goals in the next three years — that is, 7 percent GDP growth in 2007, 8 percent in 2008, and 9 percent in 2009. These are very optimistic fi gures and we are expecting the economic foundation and infrastructure being laid to support these goals.”

Further growth is seen in the transportation business, especially for the air express, freight forwarding, and contract logistics industry.

Globalisation and rapid technological advancements in communications, manufacturing, and their allied industries are continuously pushing the growth of the industry and creating an ever-increasing demand for better logistics solutions.

Instead of simply providing courier services and logistics solutions, “we are now perceived as business partners and trade facilitators, working hand-in-hand with our clients to help them grow their business,” says Llamzon.