DHL Express expands airport facility
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.”