DHL Express unveils new HK$78 million facility
DHL also witnessed a strong growth in time-definite international (TDI) shipments over the past year and is confident that demand for TDI express services will continue to grow with the rise of e-commerce.
September 12, 2016
By Donald Urquhart
DHL Express announced today the opening of its new state-of-the-art service centre located at Goodman Interlink in Tsing Yi. DHL said the new facility complements the company’s existing service centres in Cheung Sha Wan and Tsuen Wan and significantly bolsters the overall shipment handling capacity of the company, supporting the steady business growth in the market.
The new Tsing Yi Service Center represents a total investment of HK$78 million (US$10 million) and measures approximately 13,000 sqm, double the size of the previous centre located at the same building. The centre boasts the heftiest handling capacity among all DHL service centres worldwide and is able to handle up to 380 tonnes of shipments per day.
The new facility also features some of the most exclusive state-of-the-art equipment including a brand-new high speed re-weigh and re-measure machine that doubles the processing output to 2,200 pieces per hour, representing almost HK$1 million investment. To further enhance shipment security, the facility is equipped with 122 closed circuit televisions (CCTVs) which provide 24-hour monitoring services.
Herbert Vongpusanachai, senior VP and MD of DHL Express Hong Kong and Macau, said: “The opening of the new Tsing Yi Service Center follows double-digit growth in our international shipments over the past year, and underscores our confidence in the Hong Kong market. With a steady growth in our Hong Kong business contributed by the strong e-commerce sector, this facility is set to cement our market leadership with its enhanced handling capacity.”
The opening of the new centre is well positioned to support future volume growth, underpinned by the construction of a third runway and other infrastructure developments in the city, and expected to further boost the air cargo output of Hong Kong International Airport. DHL also witnessed a strong growth in time-definite international (TDI) shipments over the past year and is confident that demand for TDI express services will continue to grow with the rise of e-commerce.
Strategically located at the heart of Tsing Yi, the DHL Express Service Center offers direct access to Hong Kong’s transport network, including close proximity to Hong Kong international airport, the city’s central business district, container terminals and mainland China.