DHL Express opens new gateway in Tokyo

New DHL Express facility in Tokyo

DHL Express has upgraded its facilities in Tokyo with a new nine billion yen ($81 million) gateway located in Shin-Kiba.

The 20,000 square metre facility contains more than double the operating area of the previous Tokyo Distribution Centre. It offers bonded warehousing services, and will house the Minato Service Centre, a dedicated service centre for customer pick-up and delivery options.

DHL Express chief executive officer, Ken Allen says the Tokyo Gateway is DHL Express’ largest investment in Japan and essential as the country finalises the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

“The opening of our new Tokyo facility comes as Japan moves to finalise its acceptance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which is expected to boost Japan’s GDP by up to15 trillion yen by 2030. Both the TPP and a general liberalisation in trade policy will support the continued growth of the region in the coming years.”

The gateway is accessible to Tokyo’s hubs, Narita International Airport and Haneda Airport, as well as the city’s business districts. The facility can process up to 12,000 parcels per hour and has been designed to smooth the flow of goods.