DHL Express opens new Dubai hub to support e-commerce growth

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Logistics giant says new DWC centre can manage 2,400 shipments per hour and up to 57,600 shipments a day

DHL Express has officially opened its new Dubai World Central facility which will see an investment of $5.5 million over five years to support the rapid growth of e-commerce in the UAE and the region.

Located at the Logistics District at Dubai World Central (DWC), the centre occupies a 4,870 sq m area and has a capacity to manage 2,400 shipments per hour and up to 57,600 shipments a day, the company said in a statement.

It added that the new facility will improve pick-up and delivery performance in Dubai South and enable better commercial import and export capability at Al Maktoum International Airport.

Nour Suliman, CEO, DHL Express MENA, said: “E-commerce in the region is booming and there is demand to deliver more efficient customer benefits through our enhanced shipping solutions. Our new facility at DWC will accommodate inbound and outbound shipment growth in Dubai South, the new strategic hub in the emirate.

“It will also support local e-commerce merchants, online entrepreneurs and startups by allowing them to reach potential global consumers, and improve their e-commerce proposition within the current market.”

Geoff Walsh, UAE Country Manager, DHL Express, added: “We are delighted to open the doors to our Dubai World Central facility. The new centre reiterates DHL’s mission to expand and strengthen our presence across the UAE and the wider Middle East region to serve our customers better.”

The new logistics facility will also offer customs’ clearance import and police-controlled export services with x-ray screening and bonded storage and is equipped with an automated bi-directional conveyor system, which will enable faster and more efficient sorting of packages.

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