DHL Global Forwarding consolidates Sri Lanka operations

DHL Global Forwarding Sri Lanka has built a new, 225,000 square foot logistics unit in Colombo to consolidate its operations in the country.

The ‘DHL Logistics Hub’ is a compound of seven warehouses and the local head office for DHL. It sits 6km from the Colombo seaport and 30km from the Bandaranaike International Airport.

The hub is designed to bring together all of DHL Global Forwarding’s import and export operations in Sri Lanka.

“Logistics is the backbone of global trade, and Sri Lanka is very much plugged into the global economy with many international companies having established manufacturing bases here. For years now, businesses have been tapping on the country’s geographic location — its strong connectivity to Europe and the Middle East – and the well-educated workforce,” said Fabian Rybka, Cluster Head, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific.

“DHL has operated in Sri Lanka since 1980 and closely partnered with our customers through the many years of economic, social and political changes,” said Fabian. “The country has shown resilience in the aftermath of the April incident – tourist numbers are recovering, and we are seeing keen interest from our customers on how best to support their businesses — both local and multi-national companies alike. We are optimistic for the future of Sri Lanka, and are proud to continue strategic investment in the country to facilitate trade.”

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