DHL Express launches South Asia Hub
DHL Express has launched its new €85m South Asia Hub, which is located within Changi Airfreight Centre (CAC) at Singapore Changi Airport. The 23,600 square metre facility features what DHL describes as the industry’s first fully automated express parcel sorting and processing system in South Asia.
The new facility is 33% larger than the previous hub and its location within the CAC, a 24-hour Free Trade Zone managed by Changi Airport Group, allows consignments to be shipped or transshipped within an hour.
The new hub processes up to 24,000 shipments and documents per hour and can handle more than 628 tonnes of cargo during the peak processing window. According to DHL, this processing speed is six times faster, while the handling capacity is three times more, as compared to the manual operations in the previous facility.
Ken Lee, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific, commented: “The DHL South Asia Hub is a significant milestone in further enhancing our multi-hub strategy in the region.
“With four hubs in Asia Pacific – Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Bangkok – this links over 70 DHL Express Gateways located throughout the region. Together, these facilities reinforce our customer commitment to provide the most efficient international express connectivity between key markets in the region.
“This will also allow us to add more network flights in and out of Singapore, such as the recent introduction of the Phnom Penh-Bangkok flight that adds to our existing Bangkok-Singapore service, as regional trade continues to grow.”