DHL Middle East expands capacity

DHL’s investment in the Middle East will initially add 35 vehicles with a further 15 vehicles to be added at a later date, bringing the company’s fleet to a total of 250 vehicles on the region’s roads. The new DHL-branded vehicles will employ the latest GPS (satellite tracking system) technology. The move comes following unprecedented […]


DHL’s investment in the Middle East will initially add 35 vehicles with a further 15 vehicles to be added at a later date, bringing the company’s fleet to a total of 250 vehicles on the region’s roads.

The new DHL-branded vehicles will employ the latest GPS (satellite tracking system) technology. The move comes following unprecedented growth across the Middle East region and will initially raise DHL’s capacity to 360 tonnes /1600 cubic metres per day.

DHL currently ships on average more than 200 tonnes per day in the Middle East and this is expected to grow significantly in 2007.

During 2006, DHL unveiled two new routes to prime destinations Cairo and Istanbul. The service to Turkey links DHL Europe to DHL Middle East.

The express logistics sector in the Middle East is set to grow in excess of 25 percent per year for the foreseeable future, and with a strategic location between east and west, the region is the ultimate transit point for the industry.