DHL expands Shanghai air freight facility

DHL Global Forwarding has invested US$18.4 million to build a new warehouse and 1,600 sqm cold storage facilities for life sciences and healthcare customers, and housing key air freight and customer service teams on one site.


DHL Global Forwarding Kelvin Leung Shanghai Steve Huang warehouse


DHL Global Forwarding has invested RMB 115 million (US$18.4 million) to expand its Shanghai air freight facility, building up a new warehouse and 1,600 sqm cold storage facilities for life sciences and healthcare customers, and housing key air freight and customer service teams on one site.

The new Shanghai air freight logistics centre has been developed on the site of the existing DHL facility on No. 529 Haitian Yi Road within the No. 1 Customs Supervised Bonded Zone and is the only international freight forwarder there that provides temperature controlled storage in its own facility. Housing a four-storey office, the entire facility will accommodate almost 1,000 staff when fully operational. It will be home to all DHL Shanghai staff in air freight operations and product teams as well as the complete customer service team. 500 staff moved in when the office became operational at the start of the year.

Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific said: “This development has been in the pipeline since 2010 and we completed construction last year with the aim of creating a super facility in Shanghai that’s a one-stop logistics service shop for all of our air freight customers. Now DHL Global Forwarding can offer an integrated service that’s wholly operated by our specialist teams ‒ all under one roof. DHL is the only logistics company in the Shanghai No. 1 Customs Supervised Bonded Zone that can offer customers cold storage in a multi-temperature controlled space.”