GCTL8.com (FocusAsia  Media Ltd)

LONDON, Dec 16 (FAM) – DHL looks set to close down its UK domestic road freight business DHL Freight UK due to continuing losses and the failure of various previous restructuring initiatives to bring the business back to profitability.

The company confirmed to Lloyd’s Loading List that it had entered into a period of consultation with its affected workforce following a strategic review of its UK operations. It said DHL Freight UK had “identified some business proposals”, which would “involve restructuring the UK business”, which currently employs approximately 600 staff across 16 sites in the UK.