On November 2, DHL Express opened its new $1.4 million Hanoi hub close to Noi Bai international airport facility.
The newly-built 1,450 square metre state-of-the-art facility has a capacity to process 4,700 inbound and outbound shipments daily and allows for faster recovery and shorter processing times.
The new facility also doubles up as a service centre supporting the neighbouring Vinh Phuc, Soc Son and Thang Long industrial zone areas. The traveling time from the gateway to these areas will improve by approximately one hour.
In which, 30 per cent shipments checked directly here for areas airside having not to transfer to Hanoi. That means if receiving shipment from the newly-built facility can economise three hours.
“The continual growth experienced by the industrial sector in the northern provinces of Vietnam has driven the demand for express services to facilitate cross border trade. For DHL, the Vietnamese market is one with immense potential. The new facility further solidifies our leadership position in Vietnam and sets the stage for growth in the years to come,” said Tim Baxter, general director of DHL-VNPT Express.
DHL Express has joined hands with the local VNPT for five years with a $20 million total investment capital joint venture in Vietnam.
Tim said: “We will cooperate for the next five years. For DHL, our strong point is capacity of connection with a global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide”.
The new gateway facility in Hanoi follows the recent opening of DHL Express’ new Long An depot in Ho Chi Minh City in June this year.