DHL now under one larger roof in Atlanta
DHL Global Forwarding has consolidated its operations in Atlanta after moving Monday to a 220,000-square-foot facility adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
The new site, located at 2500 Sullivan Road, College Park, Ga., combines the now-integrated operations of the former DHL Danzas Air & Ocean and Exel Freight Management, each of which previously did business at separate locations in the city, and is 40,000 square feet larger than the two former facilities combined.
The facility will serve as DHL Global Forwarding’s southeastern U.S. gateway for international air freight and ocean freight services, as well as the domestic pivot for its heavy freight network. The location will also house the company’s Atlanta-based multimodal transportation, customs house brokerage and distribution operations.
“Our relocation was driven both by a need for more space to accommodate increased demand for our services, as well as the desire to have a centralized location in close proximity to the airport and the surrounding interstate highway system,” said Rob Betzer, district manager, Atlanta, DHL Global Forwarding.
“Prior to the integration, the two facilities had been located 20 minutes apart from each other and it was critical that we consolidate all our Atlanta-area services under one roof to ensure customers benefit by faster response times and to deliver a stronger, more geographically cohesive service,” Betzer said.