DHL to build e-commerce centre in Narita

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DHL eCommerce is to build an Outbound Cross-Border eCommerce Distribution Center located in Narita, Japan to cater for the country’s booming cross-border e-commerce market.

The new facility is expected to be built by April 2017 and will be co-located with the Japan Global Distribution Center in Narita. DHL says it will give Japanese e-tailers access to the group’s supply chain and extensive logistics network.

DHL eCommerce Japan managing director, Yoshihiko Sasaki says: “We are seeing incredible growth in the Japanese cross-border e-commerce market and look forward to helping local players surmount their challenges. Our solutions offer easy one-stop gateway services for e-tailers, enabling them to deliver greater customer experiences while remaining in control of their costs.”

Japan’s e-commerce market is expected to be worth €1.1 billion in 2018. DHL will offer its Parcel International Direct with transit times of four to six days for deliveries to the US and UK, and GlobalMail Packet Plus for Japan – Europe deliveries, with transit of times of five to 10 days.

Sasaki adds: “By combining the deep understanding of the Japanese market which DHL eCommerce has, with the warehousing and transport management capabilities of our sister division, we will be able to explore operations such as fulfillment as part of a global partnership for our customers.”