July 29 - DHL Global Forwarding has become the logistics partner of a new EUR 2.4 billion (USD 3.8 billion) desalination plant to be built on the southern coast of Australia.

DHL will deliver about 60,000 revenue tonnes of material and equipment to construct Australia's largest seawater desalination plant near the town of Wonthaggi, which is close to Melbourne.

DHL will be involved in the entire logistics process - from contacting suppliers, making bookings for transport, picking up goods, transporting goods to Melbourne, arranging customs clearance and delivering goods to the site at Wonthaggi.

DHL is also responsible for the international transportation of all equipment, including customs and Australian quarantine and inspection service clearance, domestic transportation and cargo tracking, as well as manage the entire logistics process. The plant is scheduled for completion by the end of December 2011.