November 3 - DHL's trade, fairs and events division is to transport over 100 musical instruments for Leipzig Gewandhausorchester's annual seven-day concert tour through the USA.

From November 3 - 10, the orchestra will perform six concerts in the US cities of Houston, Washington DC, Boston, Newark and New York.

DHL will handle the tour's logistics planning and safe transportation of the sensitive instruments, as well as organise Customs clearance formalities.

DHL has been the official logistics partner of the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester for more than five years, facilitating the logistics planning and transporting instruments and equipment on concert tours in Europe, Asia, and America.

A tour can take up to two years of logistics planning and requires the shipper to follow a stringent schedule to cope with the short time slots in between concerts, while always securing safety of the sensitive instruments, explained DHL.