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DHL completes Dubai hub refurbishment

DHL has completed a major refurbishment project for its logistics hub in Dubai International Airport.

DHL has completed a major refurbishment project for its logistics hub in Dubai International Airport.

The renovation, which cost approximately US$1 million, has increased DHL's capacity in the United Arab Emirates to 40,000 shipments and 150,000 kilograms per day.

"DHL has been pursuing a sustained growth strategy focusing on building capacity and continuous renovations," said Bachi Spiga, area operations director for DHL Middle East.

"Through significant investments in infrastructure and technology, we have reinforced our leadership position to ensure we exceed our customers expectations," he added.

The refurbishment project is the latest of several renovation and expansion moves planned by DHL in the region to accommodate both domestic and international express and logistics growth.

"The upgrade of hub facilities included the installation of a high specification conveyor belt system and 400m2 of castor decking to facilitate movement of airline containers. In addition, new operation offices were part of the expansion as well as putting in place a state-of-the-art CCTV system provided with 64 cameras to ensure security for all shipments," said Paul Dowling, hub manager for DHL UAE.

Considered one of the busiest DHL centres across the Middle East, the Dubai hub workforce includes 70 dedicated employees, with the total number of employees in the UAE now standing at over 500, representing 25% of DHL's Middle East staff.

Strategically located to provide rapid inbound and outbound operations, the hub combines multiple operations under one roof and secures DHL's ability to maintain a high level of service for years to come.

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