DHL plans to get through the corona crisis without layoffs

Unlike its competitor DSV, DHL Global Forwarding has no plans to fire people during the coronavirus crisis. Our people are our biggest asset, says CEO Tim Scharwath in an interview with ShippingWatch.

"Our people are our most important asset," says DHL's chief executive Tim Scharwath in an interview with ShippingWatch. | Photo: PR / DHL

The coronavirus crisis significantly reduced the amount of goods transported globally, meaning less work for logistics companies.

At DSV, this fact recently caused the company to announce that it was laying off 3,000 people globally. But DHL Global Forwarding will not follow a similar path, according to CEO Tim Scharwath.

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