DHL Ex­press ex­pands air­port fa­cil­ity

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DHL Ex­press has opened an ex­panded Auck­land Gate­way at the air­port to bet­ter sup­port busi­nesses op­er­at­ing in and out of New Zealand. As the com­pany’s ma­jor in­ter­na­tional hub in New Zealand, the ex­pan­sion fol­lows dou­ble digit vol­ume and ship­ment growth.

The new NZ$15.3 mil­lion fa­cil­ity is part of the com­pany’s global in­vest­ments to bol­ster net­work con­nec­tiv­ity and em­ploys ap­prox­i­mately 130 peo­ple, in­clud­ing 20 new jobs.

The new 5,000 square me­tre Auck­land Gate­way fa­cil­ity dou­bles the pro­cess­ing ca­pa­bil­ity of the pre­vi­ous fa­cil­ity.

“In­ter­na­tional trade via im­ports and ex­ports now com­prises ap­prox­i­mately 60 per­cent of New Zealand’s over­all eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity and is grow­ing,” says Ken Lee, CEO of DHL Ex­press Asia Pa­cific. “DHL Ex­press is proud to fa­cil­i­tate trade for lo­cal busi­nesses via our in­ter­na­tional net­work that con­nects New Zealand with over 220 coun­tries and ter­ri­to­ries glob­ally.

“The most pop­u­lar trad­ing part­ners for goods mov­ing in and out of this Auck­land-based fa­cil­ity in­clude Aus­tralia, China, Hong Kong, Sin­ga­pore, the UK and US – with all trade lanes show­ing solid per­for­mance in re­cent months.”

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