DHL Global Forwarding introduces a new online freight quotation and booking service for international air freight transportation. The new service rapidly creates competitive customer quotations based on door-to-door all-in rates and transit information. The quotation and booking service connects to DHL Interactive, the global forwarding’s online customer portal, where it provides shipment tracking and the creation and distribution of customized shipment reports.
The new online service is available in more than 40 countries, covering most key lanes and point pairs globally. Through this new capability, shippers and consignee’s can quote and book shipments for all commonly used pre-paid and collect trade terms from a computer or any mobile device.
“International shipping doesn’t need to be a complex task. From searching for the right supplier through to getting a competitive price, this should be easily available online” says Angelos Orfanos, global head of Marketing and Sales, DHL Global Forwarding. “Our new Online Freight Quotation and Booking service has been designed to make it easy for any business to rapidly get a competitive air freight shipment quote that can then be booked with us online.”
The quotation and booking service provides an immediate price for general cargo air freight up to 2,000 kilogram per shipment and offers two speeds of service through DHL’s Air Connect and Air Economy products. Customers can therefore select between different transit time options, giving them a choice between cost and speed of delivery.
Customers are provided with a comprehensive quote based on the pick-up and delivery location plus their shipment details including weight and dimensions. The quoted door-to-door all-in rate can also include import and export customs as well as cargo insurance.