DHL Express invests S$140m in South Asia Hub


DHL Express announced plans to construct its DHL Express South Asia Hub, a 24-hour express hub facility located within Changi Airfreight Center at Singapore Changi Airport. The new facility will be constructed with an investment of S$140m and will be used to better support regional businesses operating in and out of Singapore.

Jerry Hsu, Chief Executive Officer, DHL Express Asia Pacific said, “The DHL Express South Asia Hub reinforces our global multi-hub strategy by leveraging the unmatched regional connectivity provided by Changi Airport and Singapore. In Asia Pacific, DHL Express’ four hubs – Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore – link to over 70 DHL Express Gateways located throughout the region. With the continued growth of the Asia Pacific economies, the South Asia Hub will provide the necessary logistics capabilities to support the growth of trade within the region.”

DHL’s Asia Pacific network is served by a comprehensive air network of over 40 aircraft covering 40 countries and territories, and utilizing approximately 690 commercial flights per day in Asia Pacific.

Occupying a land area of 26,200 sq m and a total floor area of 23,600 sq m, DHL Express’ South Asia Hub features a fully automated express parcel sorting and processing. Upon completion, the facility is expected to be able to handle a cargo throughput of more than 628 tonnes per day when at full capacity and process shipments at the speed of 14,000 shipments per hour.

The new facility will be located within a 24-hour Free Trade Zone managed by CAG. Construction of DHL South Asia Hub is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2016.

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