DHL Supply Chain boosts Chinese logistics investment

DHL Supply Chain (DSC) has more than doubled its commitment to infrastructure investment in China, with a further Euro113m added to the Euro105m committed by the German-owned logistics operator last year.

The total Euro218m investment will support the development of DHL’s Chinese network and, in particular, six new logistics facilities scheduled for completion by 2020 in Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Shenyang, Shenzhen and Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone.
"By working closely with our customers who provide us with their demand forecast, we have a clear roadmap of the locations we need to be in, as well as the level of the services required,” said Oscar de Bok, chief executive of DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific. 
“In China alone, DSC will expand its warehouse facilities and transport capacities by 50% over the next three years."
DSC recently opened its state-of-the art 54,000 sq m Chengdu Logistics Centre facility in western China to support customers across a spectrum of industries including technology, consumer and healthcare. The new facility also acts as a multi-user cross-dock to support the effective and efficient transportation of products across the Western region.
Zou Yin, managing director of DHL Supply Chain China, said: "Helping companies navigate China’s vast geography and varied terrain to deliver their goods safely, efficiently and cost effectively has been the holy grail of the logistics industry."
New facilities have also been introduced in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, while the roll-out of DHL Supply Chain cross-docks has been accelerated across China to allow the transfer of cargo with minimal warehousing.

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