In order to further strengthen its presence in the country, Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL) has launched yet another vertical in India. The vertical, DHL SmarTrucking, is slated to provide innovative solutions for the company’s transportation requirements across the country. The DHL SmarTrucking is part of the group’s recently launched Corporate Incubations initiative set afoot in April.
“India is an incredibly important market for Deutsche Post DHL Group. Presently, road freight comprises the majority of the total freight movement and is the largest transportation segment in India,” says Juergen Gerdes, Board Member for Corporate Incubations, Deutsche Post DHL Group. “With greater efficiency from DHL SmarTrucking, we expect to transport 100,000 tonnes of cargo and cover a distance of approximately 4 million kilometers across India daily.”
DHL SmarTrucking would leverage Internet of Things (IoT) technology and data-driven insights for route optimization. This is likely to reduce transit times by up to 50 percent compared to the traditional trucking industry, and provides over 95 percent reliability with ease of use, end-to-end consignment visibility, temperature-controlled capabilities and real-time tracking. The company has appointed Neeraj Bansal, as CEO of DHL SmarTrucking, who will be responsible for leading the company’s growth in India.