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DHL Now Delivers On The River!

  • Daily riverboat freight service to transport small packages into central London for final mile delivery by bike
  • New river freight route through London, operated by Thames Clippers, is part of DHL’s commitment to reduce congestion

28 September 2020 – DHL Express, the world’s leading international express delivery service provider, has launched London’s first riverboat parcel delivery service, which aims to ease congestion and provide a reliable and efficient way of transporting deliveries across the capital.

The innovative service has been introduced as part of DHL’s commitment to using blended transport modes to improve access to urban areas and is an important step towards exploring the use of the river for small scale freight transport.

The riverboat service, operated by Thames Clippers, will run daily at7:30am, transporting packages into London. The shipments will be loaded from electric vehicles onto the riverboat at Wandsworth Riverside Quarter Pier before travelling at high speed along the Thames into central London, docking at Bankside Pier for final mile delivery on DHL courier bicycles.

DHL has proven the effectiveness of combining land and waterways through its established canal delivery network in Venice, but the service in London represents its first high speed service.

Ian Wilson, Chief Executive UK&I, DHL Express said: “With heavy traffic and poor air quality becoming an increasing problem in urban areas like London, we’re committed to finding a better blend of transport. This new and unique service, combining electric vehicles, riverboat and last-mile bikes creates fast and efficient access across the capital.”

Sean Collins, CEO, Thames Clippers said: “We’re thrilled to be facilitating this service alongside DHL. The river is a widely under-used natural source of transportation and as we have demonstrated over the last 21 years with our passenger services, the river has opportunity to innovate and evolve – this new high-speed parcel delivery service is a great example of this. As a business we strive to maximise the uses of the river as a mode of transport and will continue to reduce congestion on London’s roads.”

Robin Mortimer, Chief Executive, Port of London Authority said: “This project opens up the movement of small parcels as a new and potentially substantial area of river use.  The shipment of bulkier freight by river already takes more than 200,000 HGVs off the capital’s roads every year.  A river boat and emission free last mile delivery is a great innovation and the ideal combination for the city’s next evolution.”

David Panayiotou, Head of London River Services, TfL said: “Without the Thames London would not have become the city it is, so it is great to see it playing its part in the city’s economy in this new and innovative way. The reduction of lorries on the road complements our existing measures to improve road safety, and we are pleased to be part of an initiative that provides the consistent journey times that are so crucial to the successful delivery of parcels.”

The riverboat service is the latest addition to GoGreen,DHL’s group-wide environmental protection program. GoGreen is the cornerstone of DHL’s sustainability work and focuses on reducing and avoiding emissions of greenhouse gases and local air pollutants. Within this is Mission 2050, targeting a reduction of all logistics-related emissions to zero by the year 2050.

ABOUT DHL – The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfilment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 380,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 61 billion euros in 2018.

Sep, 28, 2020



Meghan Trumps British Royal Family

LONDON,UK – Top Trumps today crowns Meghan Markle as: ‘The New People’s Princess.’. 

The stunning Royal bride-to-be trumps ALL of her very soon to be new family – including the Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Diana – in a brand new Royal Wedding Top Trumps pack, that hits shop shelves tomorrow (Wednesday 9th May 2018).

Meghan is described in her Top Trumps citation as “a modern Royal for a modern age” .. as she is also crowned as both Queen of Style AND Queen of Hearts.

Meghan’s Mega Top Trump scores:

        • TOP TRUMP! :  She reigns supreme – alongside Princess Diana – in a People Person section, notching a perfect 10.
        • TOP TRUMP! :  Meghan beats Duchess of Cambridge in a ‘Style Icon’ listing in the pack, also scoring a maximum 10 out of 10 and being declared in her Top Trumps citation as: ‘The Queen of Style’.
        • TOP TRUMP! :  The former actress also takes top billing in a Big Day Rating category, along with her husband-to-be Prince Harry. Each score 100 out of 100.
        • TOP TRUMP! :  So that’s THREE of the game’s FIVE sections she tops – making her the highest ranked of all 30 cards in the pack.
        • TOP TRUMP! : Top Trumps boss Tom Liddell says he can’t recall a pack in Top Trumps’ 41-year history where one person has so dominated a deck.

Top Trumps has for more than 40 years been a cool cult classic, capturing the heartbeat of the public across more than 1,000 different topics from Dr Who to Dinosaurs and Harry Potter to Pop Stars.

The pack also sees dedicated cards to: Harry, The Queen, William, Kate, the new Royal baby Prince Louis  Diana, Charles, Meghan’s parents, Camilla, a Commoners card, The Spice Girls, Ed Sheeran, The Rings, The Dress and The Corgis AND US President Donald Trump.

Prince Louis just makes it into the pack! He joins his brother and sister, having been born only weeks before the wedding!

The Dorgis/Corgis vs Dexter the Cat – there’s animal rivalry at the royal wedding, but who trumps who??

Shows: London, UK

00:00 – 07:20 – Slates

07:20 – 17:04 – London GV’s

17:04 – 01:34 – Street Vox Pops – public playing Top Trumps with giant cards

01:38 – 02:05 – Soundbite (English) –  Tom Liddell – CEO, Top Trumps

“So Top Trumps is a card game famous all around the world and famous for rating popular culture. Everything from dogs to dinosaurs, from planes to presidents,  we’ve even got a card for Donald Trump. What we’re working on the moment though  is the Royal Wedding, obviously the biggest event of the year and we’re currently working on the deck with Harry and Meghan ready for the big day, May the 19th”.

02:10 – 03:17 Soundbites x5 (English) –  Claire Simon – Global Marketing Manager, Top Trumps

Soundbite 1:

“So this was a hard pack to rate, but Meghan trumps the Royal Family, she’s overtaking Kate on style and she’s up there with Princess Diana on “People Person”, she is the Top Trump” .

Soundbite 2:

“So we put Donald Trump in the pack because there has been lots of speculation about whether he will or won’t be invited to the wedding, turns out Meghan and Harry decided not to          put him on the Guest List, so we popped him in the pack but gave him a “Big Day” rating of zero, but does come up high in “VIP” rating only just being Trumped by The Queen”.

Soundbite 3:

“ The Royal Wedding is the biggest event of the year, everyone’s talking about it globally and it’s a big moment in history, it’s the ultimate fairy tale”.

Soundbite 4:

“It’s Hollywood meets royalty and there is an all star cast. We’ve got a Prince Charming – Harry who meets Hollywood star – Meghan, there’s The Queen, Prince Charles and even The Spice Girls. I t’s got everything”.

Soundbite 5:

“We rated the Royal Wedding using five categories, “VIP”, “Age”, “People Person”, “Style” and “Big Day Rating”.

03:22 – 03:38 GV’s Graphic Design working on card design

03:38 – 03:52 CU Hands shuffling pack of Royal Wedding Top Trump Cards

03:52 – 04:50 – Graphics of some of the cards in the pack

          1. Meghan Markle’s card
          2. Prince Harry’s card
          3. The Queen’s card
          4. Prince Philip’s card
          5. Prince Charles’ card
          6. Prince William’s card
          7. Camilla Parker Bowles’ card
          8. Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge’s card
          9. Prince George’s card
          10. Princess Charlotte’s card
          11. Prince Louis’ card
          12. Princess Diana’s card
          13. Donal Trump’s card
          14. The Spice Girl’s card
          15. Sir Elton John’s card
          16. Serena Williams’ card
          17. Ed Sheeran’s card
          18. The Corgis’ card
          19. St. George’s Chapel’s card
          20. The Dress’ card
          21. The Ring’s card
          22. Dexter The Cat’s card

04:55 – 05:31 Soundbite (English) –  Tom Liddell – CEO, Top Trumps

“ So Top Trumps – we are the World’s coolest games company. We make everything from “Game Of Thrones Risk” to “Super Mario Match”, from “Harry Potter Cluedo” to “Beatles Monopoly”, we’ve been around over forty years. I think we reckon we’ve sold a hundred million units to shops around the world, you can buy our games everywhere from Walmart to Harrods and from the Sydney Opera House store to the skyscrapers of New York City. What we’re probably most famous for though, is our card game Top Trumps”.

05:36 – 06:08 GV’s of the London Top Trumps Office including shots of current games.

Cornwall, UK

06:12 – 06.38 GV’s Printing and packing of the Royal Wedding Top Trumps Cards.

Windsor, UK

06:43 – 07:04 GV’s Windsor Castle.

07:06 – 0708 Contacts Slate.



“Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” Holds Its UK Premiere In London

London, UK – On Thursday evening December 7th, the eagerly-anticipated action-adventure movie, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” from director Jake Kasdan held its UK Premiere in London.

In attendance were the stars Dwayne Johnson (‘Dr. Smolder Bravestone’), Jack Black (‘Dr. Sheldon Oberon’), Kevin Hart (‘Franklin “Moose” Finbar’), Karen Gillan (‘Ruby Roundhouse’), Nick Jonas (‘Jefferson ‘Seaplane’ McDonough’).

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” will be released globally from December 20th onwards by Columbia Pictures.

In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, starring an all-star cast – Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan – four unlikely friends get sucked into the perilous world of Jumanji, and are transformed into avatars with unique skills.

They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in Jumanji forever.

Shows: UK Premiere Tease :10

UK Premiere B-Roll Selects 1:45

UK Premiere Sound bites 3:52

Dwayne Johnson :32

Kevin Hart :41

Jack Black & Kevin Hart :32

Karen Gillan :35

Nick Jonas :35

Jake Kasdan :29

UK Premiere Sizzle 1:04

International Trailer E 2:30

Other: None


Burberry And Harrods Present: “A Very British Fairy Tale”

LONDON, UK – British actress Lily James unveiled the new festive windows at Harrods today, launching A Very British Fairy Tale, which brings together two iconic British luxury brands.

This is the first festive partnership at Harrods, and to mark the occasion Lily switched on both the lights of Harrods’ renowned storefront windows and the first ever Harrods Christmas tree on Hans Crescent. The tree, which was designed by Burberry, is situated outside the store’s brand new Door 5 Grand Entrance.


The 29 windows on Brompton Road, where A Very British Fairy Tale unfolds, tell the story of two children on an enchanting adventure through a snow-swept English country house, complete with flying cars, floating bathtubs and secret passageways.

As part of the display, visitors are able to interact with a sensory window, through the use of a touch trigger mechanic and motion sensor, through which they can experiment with the lighting and music composed specifically for the display, bringing the tale to life.


Today’s unveiling coincides with the launch of an exclusive collection designed by Burberry, including limited-edition ready-to-wear, accessories and gifts, which all feature in the windows.


For the Christmas period, a dedicated selection of pieces from Burberry’s all day café Thomas’s will be available at the Harrods Food Hall, including chocolate mince pies, biscuits and a limited edition bottle of English sparkling wine, Nyetimber, exclusive to Harrods.


Harrods’ customers will also be able to enjoy a programme of activities to celebrate the partnership, with visitors able to discover the craftsmanship behind classic Burberry products live at different stations in the Harrods exhibition windows every weekend in the lead up to Christmas. Personalisation services such as Burberry Heritage trench coat demonstrations and bag painting will also be available.

A Very British Fairy Tale’ at Harrods can be seen from November 3rd to December 27th 2016.



00.03 – Switch-on of Burberry Christmas Tree at Harrods

01.46 – Lily James soundbites

02.55 – “A very British Fairy Tale” windows presented by Burberry and Harrods

03.44 – Interactive window

04.22 – Thomas’s Kiosk, Harrods Food Hall

05.32 – Harrods and Burberry present “A Very British Fairy Tale” animated film


About Burberry

* Established in 1856, Burberry is a global British luxury brand with a heritage of innovation, craftsmanship and design.

* The Burberry business comprises five divisions: menswear, womenswear, childrenswear, accessories and beauty.

* Burberry is headquartered in London and listed on the London Stock Exchange (BRBY.L), Burberry is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. * Visit for further information.

About Harrods

* Harrods began as a wholesale grocers’ and tea merchants in east London, first opening its doors in 1834. Since then, it has grown to become the world’s most famous department store, known for its unrivalled range of luxury merchandise

* As well as exclusive brands and myriad departments, one of Harrods’ most renowned attributes is its unparalleled service. Harrods continues to be guided by its philosophy of “anything is possible” and, to this day, its customers remain at the heart of everything it does

* Visit for further information

About Lily James

* British actress Lily James is the current face of My Burberry fragrances and most recently was announced as one of the stars in Burberry’s Christmas campaign ‘The Tale of Thomas Burberry’, directed by Asif Kapadia. ‘The Tale of Thomas Burberry’

Burberry Releases ‘The Tale Of Thomas Burberry’

LONDON, UK – Sienna Miller, Domhnall Gleeson, Lily James and Dominic West star in a new Burberry Christmas campaign directed by Asif Kapadia. The ‘Tale of Thomas Burberry’ comprises a three-minute cinematic trailer, which reimagines key events that have shaped the company’s history and values.

London, 1 November 2016

Burberry premiered ‘The Tale of Thomas Burberry’ today, a new campaign that kicks off the Christmas season for the brand.

Written by Matt Charman and directed by Asif Kapadia,‘The Tale of Thomas Burberry’ comprises a three-minute cinematic trailer, which reimagines key events that have shaped the company’s history and values.

The Cast

Domhnall Gleeson stars as Burberry founder Thomas Burberry

Sienna Miller stars as Thomas’s fictional first love.

Dominic West plays Sir Ernest Shackleton, the pioneering polar explorer who wore Burberry gabardine for three Antarctic expeditions.

Lily James stars as pilot Betty Dawson, a fictionalised character inspired by the real life achievements of Betty Kirby-Green, who broke the world record in 1937 for a return flight from England to Cape Town in an aeroplane named ‘The Burberry’.

Real life moments re-enacted in the film include Thomas’s invention of the weatherproof fabric gabardine, dressing the military, and outfitting polar explorers and pilots.

Shot primarily at Shirburn Castle in Oxfordshire, the location served as the backdrop for the faithfully recreated First World War trenches, and Thomas’s workshop inspired by materials in the Burberry Archive. Replica gabardine tents, made at Burberry’s Castleford factory in Yorkshire, were created for the exploration scenes.


Shows: ‘The Tale Of Thomas Burberry’ 

01’30” – Interview with Asif Kapadia, director of The Tale of Thomas Burberry

02’32” – Interview with Matt Charman, screenwriter of The Tale of Thomas Burberry

03’36” – Interview with Dominic West, actor playing Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton


Burberry Shows It’s New Collection Influenced By Virginia Woolf’s Novel Orlando

LONDON, UK – Burberry’s latest collection is influenced by Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando – a love letter to the past and to English history, and a kind of dressing up box to visit and revisit.

Burberry opened the doors to Makers House, its new show venue in the heart of Soho, starting a week long programme of activities with the presentation of its inaugural straight-to-consumer collection tonight.

The entire collection, including the make-up look premiered today, is now available to purchase globally, including through Burberry’s physical and digital retail network, shipping to over 100 countries.

Guests attended the show at Makers House including actors Lily James, Felicity Jones, Jenna Coleman, Nicholas Hoult, Kris Wu, Freida Pinto, Vicky Zhao, Charlotte Le Bon, Jeon Do-yeon, Anya Taylor-Joy, Joe Alwyn, Ella Purnell, Burberry models Edie Campbell, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Amber Anderson and Clara Paget, as well as Mario Testino, Steve McQueen, Tom Harper, Alexa Chung, Poppy Delevingne, Adwoa Aboah, Lady Amelia Windsor, Sandy Powell, Luke Edward Hall, Olivia Palermo and Huda Kattan.



1. Red carpet arrivals GVs:

– Anna Wintour

– Cara Delevingne

– Lily James

– Felicity Jones

– Alexa Cheung

– Edie Campbell

– Jenna Coleman

– Nicholas Hoult

– Freida Pinto

– Vicki Zhao

– Jeon Do Yeon

– Kris Wu Steve McQueen

– Sandy Powell

2. VIP interviews:

– Anna Wintour

– Natalie Massenet

– Jeon do Yeon

3. Burberry September 2016 Show GVs

4. Christopher Bailey interview

5. VIP interviews:

– Lily James

– Felicity Jones

– Jenna Coleman

– Nicholas Hoult

– Kris Wu

– Sandy Powell

– Edie Campbell

6. Makers House GVs

7. GVs new collection on sale at Burberry Regent Street store, London

8. New Burberry September 2016 ad campaign



Additional Information

The brand’s September 2016 collection was unveiled in full tonight for the first time on the runway which spanned across three rooms painted in dusty hues of pink, green and yellow, echoing the colour palette of the collection. The walls of the venue were kept bare, nodding to the past and to the people who had inhabited the building before. Elements inspired by interior designer Nancy Lancaster were found throughout the space, including cornicing on the doorways, fabric-covered benches and the hand-woven carpet that was laid throughout featuring a pattern based on a ceiling tile found in a house she had updated.

“Tonight’s show marked a very special moment for us – it was the culmination of a series of important changes we made designed to bring our collections closer to our customers. The collection was influenced by Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando – a love letter to the past and to English history, and a kind of dressing up box to visit and revisit. Inspired by this, tonight also celebrates the start of an amazing partnership with The New Craftsmen. Together, we are opening the doors to “Makers House” – a space for visitors to experience the British design heritage that is so integral to us and everything we do, and also a chance to be immersed by the work of some of the most exciting creators, and the innovation and inspiration behind their craft.” Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer

A 21-piece orchestra accompanied by pianist Rosey Chan and vocalists, performed ‘Reliquary’ a score written by British composer Ilan Eshkeri, exclusively for the show. The full show soundtrack is available to purchase now through the iTunes store and for streaming through the Burberry Apple Connect page on Apple Music.


The Collection

The origins of the new men’s and women’s collections, which were shown together for the first time, are found in the spirit of Nancy Lancaster’s interior and garden designs and Virginia Woolf’s novel ‘Orlando’.

Inspired by a reflection on the way a house changes its character over the centuries driven by the people, clothes and cultures that inhabit it, the collection combines noble and authentic fabrics, blending denim and sweatshirting with cashmere and pyjama silks. It blurs masculine and feminine, casual and formal, night and day, all mixed together to create a new reality born of all the moments that have gone before.

Highlights from the collection include deconstructed trench coats, regimental capes, coats and jackets (including The Cavalry Jacket, The Military Tailcoat and The Parade Jacket), waisted field jackets (including The Floral Field Jacket), pea coats, pyjama-style trousers, shirts and shorts, and ruffle-neck shirts. Also previewed today was The Bridle Bag, a new runway design for men and women, which takes its inspiration from classic British equestrian designs and Burberry’s outdoor heritage.


Makers House, 1 Manette Street – now open

Guests were given a preview of Makers House, which will be open to visitors from 21 to 27 September, with a daily changing programme of activities and installations showcasing original works by some of Britain’s finest craft makers, as well as a display of the entire September collection.

Celebrating the craft and inspiration behind the September 2016 collection, Makers House features different stations and spaces where makers from The New Craftsmen will be demonstrating various crafts and techniques. Spaces include:

· Precision Workshop, which celebrates the meticulous nature of craft with saddlers, embroiderers and bookbinders perfecting their delicate and intricate work.

· Sensory Lab, which demonstrates the experimental and expressive way of crafting and creating with colour, opulence and scent.

· Library, featuring a JAMESPLUMB staircase inspired by the library scene in Orlando, which will host live readings from Virginia Woolf’s work by Pin Drop daily at 1pm for the public.

· Gabardine Tent, representing a place of interaction and exchange where different makers invite the public to choose words, bring garments, share stories and sit for portraits throughout the week. In this space, the Burberry archive team will also journey through the pivotal moments from the company’s 160-year history.

· ‘The Studio’, a purpose-built creative set at Makers House, where guests can become part of the new September collection experience. The Studio allows visitors to publish short dynamic edits to Instagram and other social media channels. Guests will also receive a photographic print from The Studio.

· The New Craftsmen Shop, a shop selling products and designs created by The New Craftsmen. Limited edition reissues of ‘Orlando’, with the cover artwork recreated from the book’s first edition and a new foreword by Christopher Bailey, will also be for sale in the shop.


The Digital Show Experience

The show was streamed live on and, for the first time, on Facebook Live, allowing users to watch the runway show in real time with the stream autoplaying in their feed. It was also shown live on YouTube, WeChat and partner sites globally.


Facebook Messenger

Burberry also launched on Facebook Messenger, giving users a unique way to discover the collection in real time and offering live customer service on Messenger. Users were invited to uncover the inspiration behind the collection, explore the new show space and unlock content exclusive to Messenger. Discover the Burberry bot by using our Messenger Code or using



For the first time, Burberry is allowing followers to buy a piece of the collection, The Bridle Bag, exclusively on WeChat through in-app purchase. Two editions of The Bridle Bag, the new runway design, are available to purchase exclusively on WeChat. The experience is activated through a bespoke HTML5 mini site, with unprecedented access to the show and a takeover from Chinese actors Kris Wu and Vicky Zha.


A B O U T  B U R B E R R Y

• Established in 1856, Burberry is a global British luxury brand with a heritage of innovation, craftsmanship and design.

• The Burberry business comprises five divisions: menswear, womenswear, childrenswear, accessories and beauty.

• Burberry is headquartered in London and listed on the London Stock Exchange (BRBY.L); Burberry is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index.

• Visit for further information.

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