DHL opens Shanghai hub
DHL on Tuesday said its new Eastern China Domestic Transportation Hub in Shanghai has opened.
The hub is part of a $25 million investment in the domestic road transportation and distribution market in China, the company said.
“The launch of the DHL Eastern China Domestic Transportation Hub in Shanghai reflects our continued confidence in China and commitment to be the best integrated logistics solutions provider,” said Frank Appel, chief executive officer OF Deutsche Post DHL. “We are confident that this new hub will enhance our competitive edge in managing domestic transportation and distribution.”
The hub, one of five for DHL in mainland China, is located at the Kangqiao Industrial Park, in Shanghai's Pudong area. The company operates another 15 sub-regional hubs across China, covering more than 400 cities.
The 25,000-square-meter Shanghai center houses 53 loading and cross docks and operates around the clock to provide cross dock operations, storage, multimodal transfer and data management for customers. The facility also houses a fleet control center and customer call center for DHL's 1,500 vehicles that provide national line-haul services, inter-regional distribution and inner-city delivery services.
The hub can handle 262,000 tons of shipments per year through its cross-dock operations.