DHL Express opens expanded gateway in Jakarta

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DHL Express Asia Pacific CEO, Ken Lee

DHL Express has opened its two million euro ($2.2 million) Jakarta Gateway 530 at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport following years of sustained growth.

The 1,353 square metre facility can handle up to 20 million kilogrammes of shipments and two million per annum. It adds to the existing Jakarta Gateway 510, and the new facility is equipped with equipment such as Dual View X-Ray security screening, Heavy Duty X-Ray Security and an Explosive Trace Detector system.

DHL Express Asia Pacific chief executive officer, Ken Lee says: “Our new Jakarta Gateway 530 will enable local businesses to trade seamlessly with customers around the world. SMEs play a vital role in the Indonesian economy, contributing close to 58% of Indonesia’s GDP and Indonesia remains a key pillar in supporting South East Asia’s economic growth.”

“This new facility allows DHL to continue supporting the growing export and import needs in Indonesia by providing greater access to international markets.”

DHL says the facility’s airside location provides air access and focuses on export and formal import processes with in-house customs. It says the most popular trading partners that will benefit from the expansion include China, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and the USA.