PLANTATION, Fla and BONN, Germany, June 10, 2009 -- DHL is once again offering the DHL Innovation Award which gives young logistics scientists the opportunity gain attention for their practical logistics solutions. Creative solutions that are focused above all on customer needs have the best chance of winning. It is a prerequisite to not only present the theoretical approach but to also provide some first assumptions on the market potential of the solution. The availability of a business plan will increase the chances to win. A panel of experts from R&D, politics and business will evaluate the entries. The competition begins today and runs through July 20, 2009. A prize of 5,000 euros awaits the winner at the award ceremony on December 1, 2009, at the DHL Innovation Center near Bonn, Germany.

"Logistics feeds off creative ideas," says Frank Appel, CEO Deutsche Post DHL. "With the DHL Innovation Award, we are supporting young scientists who have the ability to create pioneering ideas that are also practical in their implementation.•bCrLf

The DHL Innovation Awards were held for the first time last year. Because of the huge response, DHL, the world's leading logistics company, decided to continue the competition. Entries may be submitted via the DHL Innovation Center website ( or through the Deutsche Post DHL career site ( Registration is only available through the online form.

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and "The Logistics company for the world•bCrLf. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and 310,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 54 billion euros in 2008.