DHL expands operation in UAE
DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, has officially opened its Dubai World Central Facility.
The new import and export gateway and service center will see DHL invest US$5.5 million over five years to support the rapid growth of e-commerce in the UAE and the region.
Strategically located at the Logistics District at Dubai World Central (DWC), the center occupies 4,870 sq m. area and has a capacity to manage 2,400 shipments per hour and up to 57,600 shipments a day.
The new facility will improve Pick-Up & Delivery performance in Dubai South and enable better commercial import and export capability at the Al Maktoum International Airport.
Nour Suliman, CEO, DHL Express MENA, said: “E-commerce in the region is booming and there is demand to deliver more efficient customer benefits through our enhanced shipping solutions.
“Our new facility at DWC will accommodate inbound and outbound shipment growth in Dubai South, the new strategic hub in the Emirate.
“It will also support local e-commerce merchants, online entrepreneurs and startups by allowing them to reach potential global consumers, and improve their e-commerce proposition within the current market.”