International delivery company DHL Express has announced the launch of its new €85 million South Asia hub that is in the Changi Airfreight Centre (CAC) Free Trade Zone at Singapore Changi Airport.
DHL describes the 26,300 square metre facility as the industry’s first fully automated express parcel sorting and processing system in South Asia. It is 33% larger than the previous hub it replaces and its location within the CAC allows consignments to be shipped or trans-shipped within an hour.
Up to 24,000 shipments and documents per hour can be processed at the hub. It can handle more than 628 tonnes of cargo during a peak processing window as well. DHL say that this processing speed is six times faster while the handling capacity is three times more than the manual operations in its old facility in Singapore.
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.”
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