DHL opens new service centre in Dulles Corridor

DHL announced that it has opened a service centre in Herndon, Virginia, US, that will serve the area of northern Virginia known as the Dulles Corridor. The $1.5m investment was driven by the company’s current and forecasted shipment growth from the region’s technology, public sector and small- to medium-sized businesses.  

The 18,000 sq ft facility can process more than 2,500 shipments per hour. It is located adjacent to Washington Dulles International Airport, and operates as the local centre for pick-up, delivery and sorting operations of international shipments.

“The Dulles Corridor is a booming market for international commerce and has strong growth potential for years to come,” said Greg Hewitt, DHL Area General Manager, Northeast US. “This new facility will not only support customer shipment growth, but will allow for earlier delivery times and later drop-off cut-off times for international importers and exporters.”

The facility will handle a variety of shipments, including international small parcels as well as palletized and container freight. It features energy-efficient T-5 lighting and will initially employ more than 40 local staffers.