DHL Global Forwarding announced that it has invested RMB115m (€16m) to expand its Shanghai air freight facility, building up a new warehouse and 1,600 sq m cold storage facilities for life sciences and healthcare customers. Key air freight and customer service teams will be located on the site.
The Shanghai air freight logistics centre has been developed on the site of the existing DHL facility at 529 Haitian Yi Road within the No. 1 Customs Supervised Bonded Zone. 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.
The expanded warehouse covers a total space of 15,211 sq m and is more than double the original warehouse. It has been developed to service air freight import shipments with warehousing, distribution and value added services for commodities ranging from electronic spare parts, automotive components and machinery to life sciences and healthcare commodities.
The investment has allowed DHL Global Forwarding to increase both its operational capacity and expand its services to customers in the cold chain market. The temperature controlled storage area includes a cool room, control room and refrigeration container operating at different temperature range from 2 to 8 degrees Celsius, 15 to 25 degrees Celsius and -18 to 0 degrees Celsius.
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