DHL trials GPS tracking

DHL has announced its global forwarding business unit has initiated trial shipments with its global positioning system (GPS), which allows customers to track their shipments via the Internet. The first beneficiaries of this programme are several less than container load (LCL) customers with the trial containers scheduled from DHL’s LCL gateway in Hong Kong to […]


DHL has announced its global forwarding business unit has initiated trial shipments with its global positioning system (GPS), which allows customers to track their shipments via the Internet.

The first beneficiaries of this programme are several less than container load (LCL) customers with the trial containers scheduled from DHL’s LCL gateway in Hong Kong to major European gateways on a round trip basis.

DHL said these customers will be able to track their shipments via the Internet as it journeys across its westbound routes to Germany and the Netherlands. After this, more countries will be added to the trial.

‘Live’ actionable data of the cargo will be available through a web-based monitoring system accessible to customers, which enables them to monitor the security status of their shipments real-time and view the route of shipments through automatically generated maps.

The real-time data provided through the GPS system helps customers improve their supply chain processes, better evaluate delivery times, monitor container routes, and most importantly,reduce costs of risk management.