New Chicago service centre for DHL

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DHL has expanded its operations in Chicago with the opening of a new service centre facility which sits just north of Chicago Midway International Airport.

The $1.3 million investment was primarily driven by heavy demand and international shipment growth from local businesses trading internationally, e-commerce shipping and major customers based in Illinois.

The new 38,000 square foot facility can process more than 2,500 shipments per hour, South Side Chicago, the south and west suburbs of Chicago and northwest Indiana for pick-up, delivery and sorting operations of international shipments.

DHL also has a 80,000 square foot service centre facility two blocks south of Chicago O’Hare International Airport that serves businesses in Northern Illinois as well as “The Loop”, the second largest downtown business district in the US.

DHL Express senior vice president and general manager, Karsten Aufgebauer says: “DHL has been serving Chicago’s thriving business community for many decades and is pleased to make sound investments in our own business to provide great service quality for customers who operate globally.“