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DHL headed towards best first quarter ever

DHL presents preliminary figures for its first quarter, which is shaping up to be the best ever. Freight forwarding business Global Forwarding also performs much better than last year. CEO takes note of growing sea freight volumes.

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The unprecedented tendencies in the freight market have spilled over into 2021, in which transport company DHL now presents preliminary numbers for the first quarter as one of the first in the industry.

For the quarter, the overall group books an operating result (EBIT) of EUR 1.9 billion, which is described as the best first quarter ever. In comparison, DHL earned EUR 592 million on its operations in the first quarter of 2020.

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