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DHL enhances delivery network in Tasmania

International express provider, DHL Express, has signed an extended service partnership with pick-up and delivery agent, Road Runners, in Tasmania.

The new partnership will bolster DHL’s coverage in the major metropolitan areas of Hobart, Launceston and Davenport, extending it across regional areas in Tasmania, including Flinders Island and King Island.

Road Runners is a wholly Tasmanian-owned company with more than 25 years of experience in delivering to Tasmanian addresses.

“Road Runners has been our trusted partner in Tasmania for the past decade,” said CEO and Senior Vice President of DHL Express Oceania, Gary Edstein. “This new agreement with Road Runners further solidifies DHL’s commitment in delivering to Tasmanian customers, and reflects our ongoing growth in volumes in the country’s southernmost state.”

DHL Express Australia has experienced a significant increase in the number of shipments addressed to Tasmanian recipients since deliveries began close to 10 years ago, the company reported and in the last five years, DHL shipments to Tasmania have increased by 20 per cent.

“In recent years, DHL Express has witnessed a marked increase in deliveries as a result of the e-commerce boom,” said Edstein. “Consumers are growing increasingly confident when it comes to making purchases online and Tasmanian consumers are no exception to this trend, with the vast majority of Tasmania-bound shipments delivered to a residential address.”

As part of the agreement, Road Runners will operate four DHL-branded vehicles on behalf of the company to help cater for the rapidly growing number of shipments destined for Tasmania’s major cities. In Hobart, two dedicated vehicles have been deployed to cover the city’s routes, alongside one in Launceston and another in Davenport.

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