DHL Express has opened a new service centre in Seattle near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to cater for demand from companies trading internationally, e-commerce shipping and from technology/software companies and retailers in Washington state.
The 26,000 square foot facility capable of processing more than 1,000 pieces per hour serves greater Seattle and outlying areas for pickup, delivery and sorting operations of international shipment. DHL says the new $4 million facility compliments its 42,000 square foot service centre South of downtown Seattle on East Marginal Way.
DHL Express US general manager, John Cornish says: “Our new facility near the airport provides DHL with growth opportunities as we continue to expand our footprint in the region.”
“Seattle is home to some of the largest and most successful companies in the world, as well as many growing tech firms. Our import and export customers will appreciate the service benefits as well as another convenient service pickup and drop off point.”
The new facility located at 2580 S 156th Street, SeaTac handles a variety of shipments including international small parcels as well as palletised and container freight. Over 50 employees will be based at the service centre including management, clerical staff, couriers and sales personnel.
DHL moved to SeaTac from King County International Airport in May 2016 to increase capability for accepting aircraft in inclement weather. It operates 20 flights a week from SeaTac using Boeing 757s and 767s, in addition to 10 feeder flights to and from Spokane, Eastern Washington.