Plantation, Fla., January 18, 2016: DHL, the world’s leading international express services provider, today announced that it moved into a new service center in Memphis that will serve the tri-state area of Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. The $2.5 million investment was driven by the company’s current and forecasted shipment growth from local businesses trading internationally as well as e-commerce shipping.
DHL moved from an 11,000-square foot facility to the new 30,000-square foot facility, which can process more than 2,500 shipments per hour. It is located adjacent to the Memphis International Airport, and operates as the local center for pick-up, delivery and sorting operations of international shipments. Located at 3560 Air Center Cove in Memphis, the facility will provide enhanced services to customers since it’s situated closer to the airport and can take advantage of process efficiencies from a larger building footprint.
“Memphis is a top metro area for exports, and as a leading international shipping provider, we are keeping pace with the tremendous growth from the area’s global businesses,” said John Fox, DHL Area General Manager, Southeast U.S. “This new facility will not only support customer shipment growth, but will also allow for earlier delivery times and later drop-off times for international importers and exporters.”
The state-of-the-art facility will handle a variety of shipments, including international small parcels as well as palletized and container freight. It features a large customer counter, expanded parking lot, and several dozen pick-up and delivery vehicles fueled by clean, safe and economical propane autogas.
DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. DHL’s family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With more than 325,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories worldwide, they connect people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including e-Commerce, technology, life science and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivaled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.
DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 56 billion euros in 2014.