DHL and BP sign global agreement for upstream logistics
DHL has signed a new five-year global agreement with the British oil and gas company BP.
DHL will provide freight management services for BP’s upstream business with DHL Global Forwarding covering the initial scope of work and providing inbound freight forwarding services to support BP’s global upstream operations and major capital projects. Upstream solutions relate to both the exploration and production of oil and gas. Express delivery services will also be integrated as part of the scope of services.
“We aim to develop an integrated end-to-end supply chain for our upstream business to become more cost efficient. DHL has been a reliable partner ever since we started working together and we look forward to expanding our close cooperation”, said Rick Monical, VP Category Management, BP.
DHL and BP already have an agreement on downstream logistics for fuels and lubricants in Europe in place, which involves DHL Supply Chain providing warehousing and distribution services.
“BP has been a DHL customer for many years, but this agreement brings the relationship to a new level. It’s testament to our commitment to continuously improve customer service levels, our working partnership and the quality of our service offering for the energy industry“, said Steve Harley, President Energy Sector, DHL.