DHL eCommerce, a division of Deutsche Post DHL Group, disclosed its plans to establish an outbound cross-border eCommerce distribution center in Narita, Japan by April 2017.
The distribution center will be cemented adjacent to the Japan Global Distribution Center, created by one of DHL’s divisions. The cross-border shipping product, DHL Parcel International Direct will provide affordable deliveries from Japan to the United States and the United Kingdom, assuring transit time of four to six business days. DHL GlobalMail Packet Plus, another cross-border shipping product, will provide the best rates for Japan-Europe deliveries, offering transit times of five to ten business days and a high degree of visibility into the status of shipments.
The expansion plans in Japan are part of DHL eCommerce’s larger strategy in the Asia Pacific. The company recently unveiled its 70 million euro (U.S. $74.3 million) investment in India to boost the capabilities of the air hubs in Delhi and Mumbai.