|09 December, 2019

DHL Express opens new $5.5mln facility at Dubai World Central

The new logistics facility will offer customs' clearance import and police-controlled export services with x-ray screening and bonded storage

A container is seen at a new DHL/Deutsche Post parcel center in Bochum, Germany, November 18, 2019.

A container is seen at a new DHL/Deutsche Post parcel center in Bochum, Germany, November 18, 2019.

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DHL Express has announced that it has officially opened its new facility at the Logistics District at Dubai World Central (DWC).

The new import and export gateway and service center will see DHL invest $5.5 million over five years to support the rapid growth of e-commerce in the UAE and the region. Strategically located at the Logistics District at Dubai World Central (DWC), the center occupies 4,870sqm and has a capacity to manage 2,400 shipments per hour and up to 57,600 shipments a day. The new facility will improve Pick-Up & Delivery performance in Dubai South and enable better commercial import and export capability at the Al Maktoum International Airport.

Nour Suliman, CEO of DHL Express Mena region, said: "E-commerce in the region is booming and there is demand to deliver more efficient customer benefits through our enhanced shipping solutions. Our new facility at DWC will accommodate inbound and outbound shipment growth in Dubai South, the new strategic hub in the Emirate. It will also support local e-commerce merchants, online entrepreneurs and startups by allowing them to reach potential global consumers, and improve their e-commerce proposition within the current market."

Geoff Walsh, UAE country manager, DHL Express, added: "We are delighted to open the doors to our Dubai World Central Facility. The new center reiterates DHL's mission to expand and strengthen our presence across the UAE and the wider Middle East region to serve our customers better. We look forward to providing state-of-the-art facilities, tools and solutions to aid our customers' business growth from local to global."

The new logistics facility will offer customs' clearance import and police-controlled export services with x-ray screening and bonded storage. The facility will also come equipped with an automated bi-directional conveyor system, which will enable faster and more efficient sorting of packages.

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