DHL opens new service centre in Hong Kong

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DHL Express has opened a new state-of-the-art service centre located at Goodman Interlink in Tsing Yi, Hong Kong.

The express provider says the new facility complements the company’s existing service centers in Cheung Sha Wan and Tsuen Wan and significantly bolsters the overall shipment handling capacity of the company, supporting the steady business growth in the market.

The new Tsing Yi Service Center represents a total investment of HK$78 million ($100 million) and measures approximately 13,000 square metres, double the size of the previous centre located at the same building.

The centre boasts the strongest handling capacity among all DHL service centers worldwide and is able to handle up to 380 tonnes of shipments per day. The facility also features a brand new high speed reweigh and re-measure machine that doubles the processing output to 2,200 pieces per hour, representing almost HK$1 million in investment.

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To further enhance shipment security, the facility is equipped with 122 closed circuit televisions (CCTVs) which provide 24-hour monitoring services.

DHL Express Hong Kong and Macau senior vice president and managing director, Herbert Vongpusanachai says: “The opening of the new Tsing Yi Service Center follows double-digit growth in our international shipments over the past year, and underscores our confidence in the Hong Kong market.

“With a steady growth in our Hong Kong business contributed by the strong e-commerce sector, this facility is set to cement our market leadership with its enhanced handling capacity.”

DHL says the opening of the new centre is well positioned to support future volume growth, underpinned by the construction of a third runway and other infrastructure developments in the city, and expected to further boost the air cargo output of Hong Kong International Airport.

DHL also witnessed a strong growth in time-definite international (TDI) shipments over the past year and is confident that demand for TDI express services will continue to grow with the rise of e-commerce.