Retail in Asia


DHL eCommerce opens new Shenzhen distribution center

DHL eCommerce, a division of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has announced plans to grow its overall presence in China by over 50 per cent as online retail and the corresponding demand for quality logistics solutions continues to soar.

As part of this, the company has opened its new DHL eCommerce Shenzhen Distribution Center, and will also expand its existing distribution centers in Shanghai and Hong Kong to support the growth of online retailers.

“Cross-border e-commerce already accounts for almost 20 per cent of China’s foreign trade and the country’s B2C e-commerce market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 30 per cent from now till 2020,” said Malcolm Monteiro, CEO, Asia Pacific, DHL eCommerce.

“With the ability to scale up its size by 150 per cent, the DHL eCommerce Shenzhen Distribution Center is fully capable to support this growing demand over the coming years,” he said.

The DHL eCommerce Shenzhen Distribution Center supports the booming manufacturing sector in Shenzhen and the growing base of Chinese online retailers. With the capacity to handle up to 18 million shipments a year, the distribution center will allow for faster, more streamlined shipment and clearance of e-commerce exports to the rest of the world.

This enables local online retailers to reach a global customer base through DHL’s network of over 220 countries and territories worldwide.

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(Source: Payload Asia)