DHL opens new Saudi Arabia logistics unit

DHL has opened a $30 million new logistics unit in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

At the opening ceremony that was attended by several VIPs and business leaders, DHL Express Global CEO John Pearson said: “We are very proud to expand DHL’s presence and to add another logistics facility to our extensive infrastructure portfolio in this part of the world. Growth and quality are the cornerstones of our global strategy, with MENA playing a significant role in our global network as this region has delivered great performance year after year.”

He added: “Over the past four decades, DHL has been committed to strengthening the region’s connectivity to the global market, giving our customers access to high-yield markets, facilitating commerce and supporting MENA’s development into a central logistics centre. DHL’s newly built $30.5 million logistics centre, located in Dhahran, comes in line with DHL’s regional expansion strategy that has seen the company invest over $170 million in infrastructure developments across the MENA region in the last five years.

DHL Express MENA CEO Nour Suliman said: “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is an important market for us and we have continued to invest in the region’s biggest economy to make the most of the market’s potential by bettering DHL’s capacities, technologies, flight frequencies and customs clearance competencies.”