DHL’s biggest express hub in Asia opens

Shanghai along with Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore hubs, DHL will connect with 70-plus express gateways


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DHL has inaugurated its biggest express hub in Asia — the $175 million DHL Express North Asia Hub — at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The company also announced plans to further invest $132 million to add eight dedicated aircraft to service high demand routes between Shanghai and North Asia, Europe and the US, by 2014. Covering an area of 88,000 sq mt, the North Asia Hub can process up to 20,000 documents and 20,000 parcels an hour. DHL Express’ four hubs in Asia Pacific — Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore — link to more than 70 DHL Express gateways located in the region.