DHL opens US$1.5M facility in Vietnam

DHL has announced that its Supply Chain division is investing more than US$1.5 million to build a new DHL Distribution Center at Vietnam’s Inland Clearance Depot Song Than, Binh Duong, located some 20km from Ho Chi Minh city centre. The centre will comprise a 15,000 square metre builtto- suit, multi-user warehouse and is part of […]


DHL has announced that its Supply Chain division is investing more than US$1.5 million to build a new DHL Distribution Center at Vietnam’s Inland Clearance Depot Song Than, Binh Duong, located some 20km from Ho Chi Minh city centre. The centre will comprise a 15,000 square metre builtto- suit, multi-user warehouse and is part of overall plans to expand DHL Supply Chain’s footprint throughout Vietnam, the company said.

Occupying a total land area of 60,000m2, the site will be developed in three phases. In the first phase, the distribution centre will feature an Integrated Packaging Centre (IPC) and has a large parking yard for sheltered loading/unloading to facilitate cross-dock operations. The Integrated Packaging Centre will provide a coordinated system of preparing goods for transport, warehousing, logistics and sales which will serve the needs of companies across a wide range of industries including technology, consumer and retail sectors. Construction for the new facility commenced in March 2010 and is expected to be completed before Q4 2010.

“Our investment in the new facility signals DHL Supply Chain’s commitment to Vietnam, and confidence in the dynamic and growing economy,” said DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific CEO, Paul Graham. With the government’s projected GDP growth of 6.5-7 per cent and Asia Pacific packaging market growing at 4.7 per cent per annum, our investment will further strengthen the range of world-class solutions available to businesses operating in Vietnam.”