DHL Express continues Latin investment

DHL Express has opened a new advanced logistics gateway at Mexico City’s International Airport. The US$6.2 million facilities, which include a customer service call centre, were designed to significantly increase the company’s operational capacity and strengthen its Mexican and international network. Apart from the US, Mexico’s strongest trading partner, Canada and other Latin American markets, […]


DHL Express has opened a new advanced logistics gateway at Mexico City’s International Airport. The US$6.2 million facilities, which include a customer service call centre, were designed to significantly increase the company’s operational capacity and strengthen its Mexican and international network.

Apart from the US, Mexico’s strongest trading partner, Canada and other Latin American markets, such as Colombia, Guatemala and Brazil, the top volume express trade lanes are those connecting Mexico to Spain, Germany, France and the UK. Of the Asia Pacific countries China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and India are the most volume intensive.

This latest investment is part of a larger investment by DHL Express as it seeks to maintain its leading position in the Americas region. Other investments in Mexico include the expansion of the Hangares HUB which increased the logistics service and shipment handling capacity by 20 per cent, as well as the replacement of DHL’s ground fleet with environmentally friendly pick-up and delivery vehicles.

It recently spent US$4.5 million to build a new hub in Panama, increasing handling capacity by 250 per cent and allowing DHL to handle up to 5,000 packages per hour. In addition, it opened a state-of-the-art gateway facility in Montego Bay, Jamaica.