DHL Express unveiled the blueprint of DHL Express South Asia Hub, a 24-hour express hub facility located at Singapore’s Changi Airport.
The €85 million hub is scheduled to be operational by the first quarter of 2016. Jerry Hsu, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific, said: “In Asia Pacific, DHL Express’ four hubs – Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore – link to over 70 DHL Express Gateways located throughout the region. With the continued growth of the Asia Pacific economies, the South Asia Hub will provide the necessary logistics capabilities to support the growth of trade within the region.”
The 23,500 sqm hub will be DHL’s first automated express parcel sorting and processing system in Singapore and South Asia. Upon completion it will be able to handle a cargo throughput of more than 628 tons per day when at full capacity and to process 14,000 shipments per hour, compared to 225 tons per day and 2,400 shipments per hour at the current facility.