DHL eCommerce is on an expansion drive. As a part of its endeavor to boost its presence in China by another 50 per cent, it has opened a Distribution Centre in Shenzhen.
This new centre in Shenzhen will support the manufacturing and online retail sectors. Besides consolidating international outbound shipments in Southern China, it will also be able to handle 18 million consignments per year. Furthermore, it will allow shipment and clearance of e-commerce exports across the globe. This is not all, it will provide customer service support for locally-based online merchants.
Charles Brewer, CEO of DHL eCommerce in a press statement said, “China’s e-commerce sector is significantly prospective, predominantly between China and the U.S., where we’ve seen triple digit growth since 2015.”
Not just China is on the expansion targets of DHL eCommerce, but the company is also making serious approach to spread out existing distribution centres in Shanghai and Hong Kong. The overhauled centres will be able to handle 48 million and 71 million shipments a year, respectively.
He further added that China alone accounts for more than 40 per cent of global retail e-commerce sales. “Our investments in China exhibit our focus on developing efficient and reliable logistics services. We are aiming to meet consumer’s changing expectations as well as to bring high quality e-commerce services to Chinese retailers.”
Toeing the same line, Malcolm Monteiro, CEO of DHL eCommerce in Asia Pacific says, “Since instigation, the DHL eCommerce Shanghai Distribution Centre, has seen a 700 per cent increase in the volume of e-commerce goods being shipped out of China.”
With serious plans to increase the existing facilities in Shanghai and Hong Kong, the company is hopeful that this step will provide their customers the much required support and assistance.