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DHL Global Forwarding awarded contracts by major Chinese wind turbine manufacturers, Business Insider

  • Major
    Chinese wind turbine manufacturers DongFang Electric, Envision and Goldwind
    engaged DHL to ship components to sites around the world
  • The
    freight forwarder aims to support the growth of China’s wind turbine industry
    through its expertise in freight forwarding, documentation and customs
    clearance of oversized break bulk cargo

SHANGHAI, CHINA – Media OutReach – 28 November 2019 – In line with accelerating global demand for
clean energy generation, DHL Global Forwarding today announced several
partnerships with Chinese manufacturers to transport wind turbine components to
project sites across the world. 

“Shipment of a wind turbine’s oversized components — like its blades, towers
and nacelles — requires multiple connections and transfers over land and sea, and
involves logistical precision, speed and coordination among various parties,”
explains Steve Huang, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Greater China. “Led by our
industrial projects team, our expertise in end-to-end handling of break bulk
cargo has convinced leading Chinese manufacturers like DongFang Electric,
Envision and Goldwind to partner us in their ambition to meet the needs of an
industry that’s predicted to grow at a rate of 8.38% per annum in the next five years.”

Last year, Chinese manufacturers dominated over 36.6% of the global wind
turbine market, with Goldwind and Envision — two of China’s largest wind turbine manufacturers — collectively
accounting for over 22.2% of global sales. China reportedly installed over 21.1 gigawatts of wind power in 2018, landing pole position in the fast-growing
green technology industry. 

The ongoing partnership between DHL Global Forwarding and Envision sees the
former transport wind turbine blades, nacelles and tower components of over
18,300 metric tons (170,000
cubic meters)  from the factory floor to Envision’s
90-megawatt Wind Power Project in Mexico. DHL Global Forwarding is also shipping and providing customs clearance
services for over 21,000 metric tons (150,000 cubic meters) of
generators, wind turbine blades and tower components to Dongfang Electric’s
Ethiopia Aysha Wind Power Project. 

Another project with Goldwind is also in the pipeline, involving the
transportation of wind turbines across the Australian outback to Goldwind’s
Agnew Mine — where wind power will make up a portion of a large hybrid

“Our existing and future partnerships with China’s leading wind turbine
manufacturers highlight the strong trust that we have built with them over
time, by providing well-coordinated, time-efficient and transparent freight
forwarding services and customs clearance,” says Jiang Li, Head of Industrial
Projects, DHL China. “In the coming years, we aim to further hone our expertise
in this area, so we can better support China’s growing role in meeting the
demand for safe and sustainable energy generation across the globe.” 

Note to editors:

Demand for wind turbines is growing fast, fanned on by
the political and economic necessity of renewable yet reliable power sources.
Find out how logisticians
manage the high degrees of precision, coordination, and special equipment
required to ship gigantic wind turbines to some of the most remote areas of the

50 Years DHL

In 2019 DHL is celebrating 50
since the company’s founding by three entrepreneurs in San Francisco
in 1969. DHL began as a disruptor to the traditional delivery industry,
circumventing bureaucracy with an innovative new service to deliver documents
by air overnight. Since then, DHL has grown into a globe-spanning family of DHL
companies with about 380,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories
that covers the entire spectrum of logistics and supply chain services. DHL’s
customer-centricity and can-do culture have fueled five decades of innovation —
from the DHL 1000, one of the first word processing computers in the world,
to using the purpose built StreetScooter, an environmentally friendly delivery
vehicle powered by an electric drive and developed by Deutsche Post DHL Group.
With the Mission 2050 commitment to reach zero group-wide emissions by 2050,
DHL is continuing to be a trailblazer in the logistics industry.


DHL The logistics
company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family
of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from
national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment
solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial
supply chain management. With about 380,000 employees in more than 220
countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses
securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions
for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and
healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate
responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is
decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.


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part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 61
billion euros in 2018.

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