DHL Shanghai’s cool chain investment

DHL Global Forwarding has opened a RMB115m (€16m) expansion of its Shanghai air freight terminal, including a new warehouse and 1,600 sq m of cold storage for life sciences and healthcare customers.
The logistics arm of Deutsche Post DHL says that its new Shanghai air freight centre has been developed on the site of the existing DHL facility.
DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific chief executive Kelvin Leung said: “This development has been in the pipeline since 2010.
“Now we can offer an integrated service that’s wholly operated by our specialist teams, all under one roof… DHL is the only logistics company in the Shanghai No. 1 Customs Supervised Bonded Zone that can offer customers cold storage in a multi-temperature controlled space.”
The expanded warehouse covers 15,211 sq m, more than double the original warehouse. It handles air freight import shipments with warehousing, distribution and value added services for, among others, electronic spare parts, car components, machinery and life sciences and healthcare commodities.
The temperature controlled storage area including a cool room, control room and refrigeration container operating at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius, 15 to 25 degrees Celsius and -18 to 0 degrees Celsius.
DHL Global Forwarding China chief executive Steve Huang sees an increasing demand for cold chain services in China, pointing out that DHL now has 20 times more capacity than in its old facility. 
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