DHL Express launches new express facility in Myanmar

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DHL Express has launched the largest express facility in Myanmar – to support the nation’s fast-growing economy which is forecast to rise by 8.5 per cent in 2016.

Located in Yangon and occupying over 50,000 square feet of space with a built-up area of 32,500 square feet, the facility’s expansive handling capacity is set to support Myanmar’s strong import and domestic demand.

DHL Express country manager for Myanmar, Mark Ong says: “DHL launched this facility to cater to Myanmar’s increasing logistics needs, driven by growth sectors such as infrastructure, oil and gas and garment industries. It is designed to handle massive shipment volumes expected over the next decade – to the year 2025 and beyond.

“The new service centre is located close to the airport – which enables us to ensure faster deliveries for more customers, connecting them to our global network of over 220 countries and territories worldwide and our global standards of service and quality.”

DHL Express executive vice president of commercial for Asia Pacific, Aladad Khan notes as Myanmar continues to develop, Myanmar’s exports and imports in the year ending March 2016 are expected to grow by 12 per cent to $12.5 billion and 21 per cent to $16.6 billion respectively, which will “open up a myriad of opportunities within the region”.

The new facility is the latest enhancement to the DHL Express Myanmar network, which includes four service points, three service centres and a fleet of over 30 vehicles. DHL Express has been operating in Myanmar for over 30 years.