DHL Global Forwarding opens new South Africa transhipment hub

Executive Mayor, Tania Campbell and Clement Blanc, DHL GF. Source: DHL GF

DHL Global Forwarding has opened a new transhipment hub and head office in Johannesburg, South Africa, close to OR Tambo International Airport.

The €7m facility includes offices, 10,000 sq m of warehouse space and temperature-controlled chambers.

It will serve as a hub for transport, logistics, warehouse solutions, as well as freight forwarding.

Clement Blanc, chief executive of DHL Global Forwarding for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, said: “A new facility in Johannesburg is a natural next step in our efforts to support economic growth and accelerate the pace of supply chain transformation undergoing in South Africa.

“This facility expands global connections to Africa, ensuring that sectors like life sciences and healthcare can operate smoothly, access an efficient and reliable logistics network, and continue to grow.

“The strategic location of our new facility at ‘OR Tambo’ will enable us to enhance our service offering to clients. We are excited to be able to transport both time- and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical goods and health products, among other services.”

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]