International shipping, courier, and packaging service. DHL was established in 1969 by Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom, and Robert Lynn. The name DHL is derived from the first initial of each founder's last name. DHL has numerous cargo transport systems including planes, trains, and boats. DHL serves more than 120,000 designations and 220 countries. As of 2002, Deutsche Post World Net owns the majority of shares.