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DHL Express opens expanded $18m shipments hub at DXB

Logistics giant says new facility will have the capacity to manage up to 5,000 shipments per hour

DHL Express opens expanded $18m shipments hub at DXB

Logistics giant DHL Express has opened the doors to its newly expanded $18 million facility at Terminal 2 in Dubai International Airport.

The company said the facility will significantly increase the capacity of shipments managed every hour and strengthen DHL’s regional hub operations from Dubai.

The 13,100 sq m facility, which is located in the Cargo Terminal at DXB, will have the capacity to manage up to 5,000 shipments per hour.

That will double its current capacity of 2,500 and serve nearly 70,000 customers across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the company added.

Nour Suliman, CEO of DHL Express MENA said: “We continue to see sustained growth in the Middle East region, which is why we are strengthening our regional hub in Dubai and successfully increasing capacity. The new state-of-the-art facility incorporates the very latest technology that ensures we can sort and ship over 120,000 shipments a day.”

DHL currently has more than 200 service centres and service points across 19 countries in the region and employs over 5,100 employees across the Middle East. Between 2015 and 2019, DHL Express said it will have invested nearly $200 million into the MENA region, as well as having updated 12 of its facilities.

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