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Topic # 145409 16-May-2014 22:55
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So I think DHL have the world upside down...

Has anyone else had a package go this far off course?


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  Reply # 1046749 16-May-2014 23:03
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Logistics companies invest millions on software that calculate the best routes - in terms of time, costs, etc. They have multiple planes flying around the world and parcels will be routed the most efficient way, even if at first glance it does not look logical. It is.





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  Reply # 1046760 16-May-2014 23:26
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Don't worry. It will probably take longer to go from the Airport at Auckland to your house than it did to get to Auckland...!





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  Reply # 1046774 17-May-2014 00:31
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Geektastic: Don't worry. It will probably take longer to go from the Airport at Auckland to your house than it did to get to Auckland...!


They have a new horse now that does the Ngaruawahia run so shouldn't take more than a week.

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  Reply # 1046789 17-May-2014 02:06
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Geektastic: Don't worry. It will probably take longer to go from the Airport at Auckland to your house than it did to get to Auckland...!


They have a new horse now that does the Ngaruawahia run so shouldn't take more than a week.


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  Reply # 1046819 17-May-2014 08:52
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Germany is a massive mail and package hub. A lot of things go through there.




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  Reply # 1046842 17-May-2014 09:38
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I had to order an electronic part out of Germany for one of our production machines that broke down (10k worth) , From my order to when it arrived in Auckland was 48 hours , From there spent 4 days in customs being processed then 4 days (was supposed to be overnight) for the courier to get it us in Christchurch. Go figure.




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  Reply # 1047360 18-May-2014 09:37
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As pointed out Frankfurt is a large transport hub, usually packages take 2 days to get from Germany to here.  I have noticed a few parcels from the states taking a little longer to get here, I am wondering if there has been a reduction in direct freight flights or something.




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  Reply # 1047619 18-May-2014 20:32
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maybe its on its way to zealand



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  Reply # 1047641 18-May-2014 22:01
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Annnd its in NZ with NZPOST 

I guessed it would have been rerouted via Germany I have had things rerouted via asia from the states but not anywhere in Europe.

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  Reply # 1047668 18-May-2014 23:51
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Yeah I was going to say the East Coast of the US is close to Europe and chances are they have many, many flights going there vs. the other direction. It would be interesting to know the other "options" your parcel could have gone (say you ordered a day earlier) and what the differences would have been. Funny world!

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