New Gateway at
DHL has inaugurated its new five billion yen (US$41 million) expanded facility at the
The event was officiated by Scott Price, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific, and Atsushi Murayama, President of Kansai International Airport Co. Ltd, as well as senior executives from both companies. This latest investment is part of DHLs commitment to invest almost 11 billion yen (US$90 million) in
The DHL Kansai International Airport Gateway began operations at the airports International Cargo Area in July 2003. It plays a critical role in serving DHLs customers throughout the Kansai region in
The expansion of the DHL Kansai International Airport Gateway underlines the strong growth that DHL is experiencing in
The expanded facility five times bigger than the previous facility - will accommodate the increases in cargo volume and weight handled by DHL in Kansai. Equipped with state-of-the-art features such as customs clearance and bonded warehouse facilities, the DHL Kansai International Airport Gateway will provide a significant boost to international trade, as well as the air express and logistics industry in Kansai. Now relocated next to the airport runway, the new facility will also further enhance efficiency and speed in cargo processing, providing customers with better time-to-market capabilities. Air
Guenter Zorn, Representative Director/President, DHL Japan, said, The Kansai region, Japans second largest economic zone, is home to many local and international companies in the apparel, electronics and heavy machinery industries. With the high level of demand for global express and logistics services among the various industries, the expanded Gateway will enable DHL to provide even more flexible, speedy services to our customers. As a trade facilitator, DHL is delighted to contribute to Kansais ever-increasing trade flows, moving imports and exports efficiently to and from the region.
Mr. Murayama said the expansion of the DHL facility will further stimulate air cargo growth, especially among customers requiring the speedy and reliable services provided by the company.
We welcome the opening of DHLs newly-expanded facility. Come August 2007,
A key feature of the expanded facility is its automated sorting system, with features such as parcel flow control and camera scanning technology, which reduces sorting time and improves sorting quality. A first for DHL in Asia Pacific, it is also the first company to install an automated sorting system at the
A Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) Class A-certified facility, the expansion will see the Gateway further enhance its advanced security system with more than 40 CCTV cameras, and a Quality Control Center (QCC) that serves as a nerve center for crisis management. Operating 24/7, the DHL QCCs are a network of regional and country quality control centers that proactively monitor all DHL shipments in the air and on the ground round the clock.
As part of DHLs commitment to the security of customers shipments, the QCC is equipped with Quality Shipment Monitoring System (QSMS), a global shipment management system. The QSMS has the unique capability and feature to alert analysts based at QCCs in the countries when certain operational actions do not happen within a fixed set of timings. This real-time monitoring of individual shipments door-to-door allows better issue management as it enables DHL to identify potential problems, and recommend rectification strategies before the situation is magnified.
DHL is committed to