DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL Group, announced it is solidifying its presence in Portland, Oregon in order to satisfy the needs of local customers who require Air Freight, Ocean Freight, Customs Brokerage, Warehouse & Distribution and Domestic services, the company said.
The Portland station forms part of DHL´s strategic plan to grow its supply chain services in key cities across the US
As the largest city in the state of Oregon and with a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, Portland also stood out to DHL for its thriving industries, which include manufacturing; ecommerce; technology; outdoor gear and apparel; food and beverage; forestry and wood products.
As part of its efforts to reach out to the local community and share relevant information that is important to businesses importing and exporting to and from the US, DHL Global Forwarding, held an educational training course on the International Commercial Terms (INCOTERMSÂ® 2010) on September 21 in its Portland office. INCOTERMS are pre-defined commercial terms and rules published by the International Chamber of Commerce for the delivery of goods under sales contracts for domestic and international trade.
DHL Global Forwarding´s Portland station employs 60 employees and is located only four miles from the Portland International Airport and 14 miles from Port of Portland. To date, DHL has solidified its presence in 15 cities across the US, with plans to have 36 US stations by the end of 2017.