DHL Global Forwarding ships COVID-19 vaccines weekly as New Zealand rolls out vaccination program

  • Delivery
    will take place on a weekly basis further to the first successful delivery on
    February 15�
  • Expansion
    of DHL's global presence in vaccine logistics

OutReach�-�24 February 2021 - To
support the New Zealand government's inoculation program,
DHL Global
Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, will deliver additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines on a
weekly basis into the country. DHL Global Forwarding
arranged for the collection of the vaccines from the manufacturing site in Europe
and upon the vaccines' arrival at Auckland Airport, handled the customs
clearance and final delivery to designated locations in New Zealand.

"Globally we have worked across many markets to deliver the
vaccines successfully in markets we've been engaged in, and we will continue to
do so. Logistics plays a critical role in getting vaccines to where it is
urgently needed.� Our cold-chain network
and pharmaceutical logistics expertise have meticulously planned every last
detail to manage an extremely complex operation seamlessly," said Charles
Kaufmann, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding North Asia & South Pacific.

"The deliveries
were smooth as can be expected, thanks to the significant effort and rigorous
planning by the teams involved. Working in close coordination with our partners
on the ground and New Zealand's regulatory authorities, all measures have been
taken to ensure not just the speed of deliveries, but also ensuring
the quality and safety of these critical shipments," said Zane Morton, Managing
Director, DHL Global Forwarding New Zealand.

Across DHL's dedicated
global network, more than 9,000 specialists work to connect pharmaceutical and
research organizations, wholesalers and distributors, as well as hospitals and
healthcare providers across the value chain. With this contract, the logistics
expert for air, ocean and road freight expands its global presence in vaccine

DHL's portfolio for the
healthcare industry includes 150+ pharmacists, 20+ clinical trials depots, 100+
certified stations, 160+ GDP-qualified warehouses, 15+ GMP-certified sites,
135+ medical express sites, and an international network covering 220 countries
and territories.

On a global scale,
logistics providers are challenged to establish
medical supply chains rapidly to deliver vaccines of unprecedented amount of
more than 10 billion doses worldwide -- also in regions with less developed
logistics infrastructure, where approximately 3 billion people live. To provide global coverage of the next
two years, DHL estimated in its vaccine whitepaper report that up to 200,000 pallet shippers and 15 million
cooling boxes as well as 15,000 flights will be required across the
various supply chain setups.

DHL � The logistics company for the world

DHL is the
leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL 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 sustainable trade flows. With specialized solutions
for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and
healthcare, engineering, manufacturing & energy, auto-mobility and retail,
DHL is decisively positioned as "The logistics company for the world".

DHL is part of Deutsche Post
DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 63 billion euros in 2019.
With sustainable business practices and a commitment to society and the
environment, the Group makes a positive contribution to the world. Deutsche
Post DHL Group aims to achieve zero-emissions logistics by 2050.

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