The new tool compares air and ocean freight based on rates and lead times while providing visibility of all available options
DHL Global Forwarding, air and ocean freight specialist, has launched myDHLi Quote & Book, a new online service for comparing quotations and making instant bookings 24/7 for air and ocean freight and even for door-to-door shipments. The service enables users to directly compare available DHL options. Users can also book transport insurance for the shipment in a few clicks. The service is now available in more than 60 countries representing 98% of all ocean and air freight volumes.
For air freight, customers can choose between DHL Air Connect, with a typical delivery time of 3-5 days, and DHL Air Economy, a cost-effective option that uses alternative carriers and routes to deliver in about 5-7 days. Both booking options cover general cargo up to 2,000 kg per shipment. For ocean freight, instant quotes are generated for LCL shipments up to 10,000 kg/ 20cbm per shipment. In addition, DHL Global Forwarding offers an insurance option with its online quotation and booking service. To calculate the insurance, customers simply select the right transport mode and product and enter the good’s value.
Further, customers can save quotes and share them with selected recipients via e-mail or directly continue to booking. Quotes are valid for up to 30 days and can be accessed for booking at a later stage during this time.
Upon booking, customers are informed via an email containing tracking information and an overview of the ordered service.
In addition, customers may request a quote for special cargo, including dangerous goods, lithium batteries and non-stackable cargo.
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