DHL announced that it is investing over three million Ksh (US$45,000) to upgrade DHL Express KenyaÃ¢â‚¬™s Gateway facility located at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi. The enhancements to the JKIA Gateway will make the facility one of the most modern logistics processing units in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to DHL.
The investment will increase automation and improve efficiency and speed of DHL Express KenyaÃ¢â‚¬™s shipment processing for the 1,000 daily shipments passing through the 21,500 square feet facility at JKIA, the company said.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The facility serves as DHLÃ¢â‚¬™s gateway for Kenya and East Africa and is well suited for imports, area trans-shipments and logistics services. We believe this new development will be an additional boost to East Africa as the region continues to progress in economic and infrastructural development,Ã¢â‚¬Â said managing director, DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa, Phil Couchman.
DHL said that as a result of the growing volume of transactions through its facility, the Kenya Revenue Authority has stationed a Customs and Excise office within the DHL facility enabling expedited customs clearance formalities.
The DHL Express Kenya Gateway facility also houses the aviation team with two aircraft that supports DHLÃ¢â‚¬™s dedicated flight operation within Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda. The gateway facility is also equipped with a 24- hour CCTV monitoring security system to safeguard customer shipments.