DHL Express expands in Jakarta with new airport facility
20 / 09 / 2016
DHL Express has launched a new €2m facility at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport as its existing hub has reached capacity.
The Jakarta Gateway 530 facility has been opened in addition Jakarta Gateway 510, which is operating at full capacity due to strong sustained volume growth over the years.
The 1,353 sq m Jakarta 530, which can handle twice the number of containers as the existing setup, has the capacity to handle up to 2m shipments per annum.
DHL Express Asia Pacific chief executive Ken Lee said: “Our new Jakarta Gateway 530 will enable local businesses to trade seamlessly with customers around the world.
“SMEs play a vital role in the Indonesian economy, contributing close to 58% of Indonesia’s GDP and Indonesia remains a key pillar in supporting Southeast Asia’s economic growth.”
The facility also boasts direct air access, offers in-house customs clearance and is equipped with Dual View X-Ray security screening, Heavy Duty X-Ray Security, and an Explosive Trace Detector system to ensure the safety and security of each shipment.
Ahmad Mohamad, senior technical advisor of DHL Express Indonesia, added: “This latest investment enhances our network in Indonesia which includes gateways in Balikpapan, Batam, Denpasar (Bali), Jakarta, Medan and Surabaya, and enables us to grow with our customers.
“With the new Gateway, we can better manage the increasing shipments from SMEs and support their expansion internationally and help them tap into the global marketplace.”