DHL Express Completes Expansion of Global Hub in Hong Kong

DHL Express Global Hub in Hong Kong

DHL Express has completed the expansion of its global hub in Hong Kong.

Since its inception in 2004, following expansions in 2008 and 2017, the hub represents the largest infrastructure investment in the Asia-Pacific region, with a total of 562 million euros invested. This enhancement fortifies the company’s readiness for the resurgence of global trade. The expansion was initiated in concurrence with the commissioning of the third runway at Hong Kong International Airport.

DHL Express has invested 1.8 billion euros in three global hubs. In Asia, its air network comprises the North Asia hub in Shanghai, the South Asia hub in Singapore, the Bangkok hub, and the Central Asia hub in Hong Kong, connecting approximately 900 facilities throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

The Central Asia hub operates over 200 flights weekly and accounts for nearly 20% of DHL Express’s total global shipment volume, making it a critical node not just in Asia but also globally. Trade between Asia and other continents for the third quarter of 2023 has shown an increase of over 30% compared to the same period in 2019. With the introduction of the state-of-the-art automated sorting system, the hub’s warehouse total area has increased by 50% to 49,500 square meters, and its processing capability has improved by nearly 70%, enabling the handling of 125,000 items per hour. The hub is expected to reach an annual total tonnage of 1.06 million tons when operating at full capacity, which is a 50% increase.

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