DHL announced that it moved into a new service centre in Memphis, US that will serve the tri-state area of Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. According to the announcement, the $2.5m investment was driven by the company’s current and forecasted shipment growth from local businesses trading internationally as well as e-commerce shipping.
DHL moved from an 11,000 sq ft facility to the new 30,000 sq ft facility, which is expected to be able to process more than 2,500 shipments per hour. It is located adjacent to the Memphis International Airport, and is due to operate as the local centre for pick-up, delivery and sorting operations of international shipments.
John Fox, DHL Area General Manager, Southeast US said, “Memphis is a top metro area for exports, and as a leading international shipping provider, we are keeping pace with the tremendous growth from the area’s global businesses,” adding “This new facility will not only support customer shipment growth, but will also allow for earlier delivery times and later drop-off times for international importers and exporters.”
The facility is expected to handle a variety of shipments, including international small parcels as well as palletized and container freight.