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DHL flies Porsche cars worth US $480,000 to Bahrain

21 January 2005: DHL, the Middle East’s leading logistic solutions provider, partnered with Porsche Middle East to fly two demonstration cars from Dubai to Bahrain, a Carrera GT, the 612 BHP ultimate Porsche supercar, and a model of the recently launched 911 Carrera S.

As part of Porsche Middle East’s driving experience programme the US $480,000 valued cars, were loaded on to DHL’s Boeing 727 on October 11th 2004. Once arrived in Manama both cars were brought to the Bahrain International Circuit for an exclusive driving event gathering more than 50 enthusiastic Porsche customers.

In order to effectively carry out the project, DHL had to ensure the safety of the cars, plan a route, prepare the necessary export documents, and appoint a dedicated team of experts.

Mr. Shamil Habib, Industrial Development Manager, DHL, UAE, said: “DHL’s past experience with road shows gives us an edge in the region. Our vast local knowledge and expertise, robust network, relationship with customs authorities, and the DHL attitude ensured that the project was implemented smoothly”

“We offer our customers tailor-made solutions as we take full ownership of the projects giving them total peace of mind. DHL’s involvement in such projects ensures that our customers come back to us time and time again,” he added.

Mr. Amaury La Fonta, Marketing Manger, Porsche Middle East, said: “We have experienced an overwhelming response and are delighted to partner with DHL once again. Its track record and professional approach made us confident that the project would be completed as planned.”

Report from 28/02/2005