Package shipment with DHL

Interesting facts about DHL

Interessantes über DHL

DHL is part of the global market leader in logistics, Deutsche Post DHL Group*, which is active in more than 220 countries and territories, making it the most international company in the world. The company and its more than 485,000 employees work to provide an almost endless amount of logistics solutions:

  • Express delivery worldwide
  • Freight transport via plane, truck, ship and train
  • Warehouse solutions extending beyond simple storage and including everything from packaging to repair
  • Solutions for international letter delivery
  • Customer-specific and specialised shipment


DHL consists of the following corporate divisions: DHL Paket, DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight and DHL Supply Chain.

DHL Corporate Divisions

DHL Paket

This division is responsible for regular package shipments to destinations in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, making it available to corporate and private customers everywhere.


Global Forwarding

DHL Global Forwarding fulfils a variety of logistics needs. These range from standard logistics projects to multimodal transport solutions and customer-specific industry projects.

DHL Express

DHL Express has the largest global express network, transporting urgent documents and goods to and from more than 210 countries and territories, reliably and on time, from door to door.

Supply Chain

DHL Supply Chain offers contract logistics and warehouse solutions, directed transport and value-added services as well as solutions for information and communications management in client companies.

The Collect Direct Service

Find the best offer

Due to our cooperation with package service providers worldwide, you will always find an offer exactly matching your needs.

Comfortable collection

Package delivery the way you expect it: With a comfortable collection at your doorstep. Whenever and wherever you want.

Fast delivery

Logistics made just for you. Thanks to a variety of package service providers, we make global express delivery possible. Reliable, fast and secure.

DHL at a Glance


DHL employs 485,000 employees.

Company headquarters

DHL’s company headquarters are located in Bonn (Germany).

Turnover 2017

In 2017, DHL made around 60.4 billion euros in revenue.


DHL's CEO is Frank Appel.

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The Founding of DHL

Only a few months after Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the moon, Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom and Robert Lynn took a step of their own that was destined to change the economic  world: In 1969, they founded DHL – the three letters stand for the initials of their last names. With their new business idea, they laid the foundation for a globally active company.

The company founders initially personally shipped freight documents from San Francisco to Honolulu via plane. This meant that the customs process for the freight on a ship could begin before the shipment’s arrival, significantly reducing the waiting time in the harbour.

This saved the customer a great amount of valuable time. At the same time, the founders discovered a new industry sector: the international air express service – the fast transport of documents and freight papers via airplane. In 2002, DHL became a 100-percent subsidiary of Deutsche Post.

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Do You have Questions on Shipping with DHL?

Are customs fees applied?

With international package shipments, the recipient must pay customs fees before the package is released. The amount of customs fees varies from country to country.


Do I need documents when I ship my package internationally?

All packages, large or small, that are shipped internationally need a customs declaration describing their contents.

Always make your statements in English.

What value of the package do I have to indicate?

The value provided should correspond to the value of the package’s contents. You should be able to prove the value of your goods at any time via a receipt or an invoice.


Do I have to describe the contents of my package?

The more exact your description is, the less likely it is that your package will be opened during customs processing.

Avoid general terms such as clothing or auto parts!

When dealing with multiple objects, always describe the contents of your package individually.

Always provide descriptions of contents in English.

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