DHL celebrates 40 years since first saying “Bula” to Fiji

14-Mar-2016 2:21 PM

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has celebrated 40 years of operations in Fiji and the Pacific Islands.

From three staff and one vehicle in 1976, the local operation now encompasses 15 offices in 12 nations including approximately 150 staff, more than 40 branded vehicles and provides connections to an average of 60 inbound and outbound flights per day.
 
Commenting on the milestone, Mark Komene, Country Manager for DHL Express in Fiji, said: “Our operations in Fiji and the Pacific Islands are incredibly important to the DHL network. Our service has been built on the promise of fast and reliable deliveries and we’re proud to facilitate global trade for Fiji and Pacific Island customers.
 
“We are constantly looking for new ways to serve the local business community including via service, facility and infrastructure upgrades. Our aim is to connect people and improve lives, and I’m delighted to celebrate our 40 year anniversary operating in the Pacific.”
 
DHL Express has major offices in Suva, Nadi and a service point in Labasa. Recent investments include a new facility in Samoa, upgraded facilities in Fiji and New Caledonia, new vehicles in Fiji, Vanuatu and Kiribati and an upgraded IT infrastructure across the Pacific Islands.
 
The company is also committed to helping the local community and sponsors the DHL Raiwaqa Rugby Football  Club. The company regularly undertakes local charity initiatives under its Living Responsibility program, including donating computers in late 2015 to Naleba Primary School, Labasa, and Dravuni District School in the interior of Naitasiri, Fiji.
 
Additionally, Deutsche Post DHL Group has recently deployed their Disaster Response Team (DRT) to Suva Airport, Fiji, following Tropical Cyclone Winston. A team of trained volunteers from Australia and New Zealand are deployed at the Suva Airport to provide logistical expertise and support to ensure the smooth delivery of cargo and relief aid to NGOs for their further distribution to the communities.
 
Apart from the deployment of the DRT, DHL Express, with the support of Mark Komene, Country Manager for DHL Express in Fiji, has provided four vehicles to assist in aid distribution in Nadi and Fiji’s capital city Suva. DHL has also designated its offices across Fiji as “public drop points” where members of the public can donate clothes, blankets, outdoor equipment, food, and other aid resources.
 
DHL Express works alongside other Deutsche Post DHL Group companies operating in Fiji including DHL Global Forwarding.

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