DHL Express to try different method of delivery in London during Olympic Games
Concerned about delays in shipping to and from London during the Olympic Games this summer? Shipping company DHL Express thinks they have the answer – joggers.
In partnership with JogPost, DHL Express is adding “jogging” couriers to its workforce to address two logistical challenges: maneuvering around traffic congestion and accessing those areas temporarily blocked from vehicle traffic during the games.
Traffic is estimated to increase on London’s core pickup and delivery routes by more than 30%, according to Ian Clough, CEO of DHL Express U.S.
Throughout the Games, DHL Express will have a dedicated Operations Control Center working around the clock that will constantly monitor issues, such as changes to the network and localized congestion; this enables DHL to instantly adapt network plans and maintain its high service quality. DHL Express Service Centers in London will also provide extended business hours to ensure customers can send and pick up shipments when is most convenient.