DHL Express the international courier, package delivery, and express mail service has inaugurated its new and expanded express handling airside facility within the Bangalore International Airport. The latest facility has an investment of EUR 22 million which is about 200 Crore Rupees for the period of over next 10 years.
The company informed that the facility is spread over 1,12,000 sq. ft. and is approximately four times larger than the previous one. The facility is designed to handle 90,000 tonnes of shipment per annum when operating at full capacity.
The Expansion of DHL Express’s Global Network
The company said that the expanded gateway will allow DHL Express to offer 12 – 24 hours faster connection and delivery of imported goods across India and would reduce the daily cut-off time for shipment by 60 minutes.
Currently, DHL Express’s global network is unmatched with Bengaluru gateway connecting both south and west India to 220 countries around the world. North America and Europe are the primary export trade lanes for the gateway whereas the key import trade lanes for Bengaluru are the Asia Pacific and Europe.
As per the reports from PTI, the CEO of DHL Express, Asia Pacific Ken Lee, said that India remains a critical node on the global DHL network as it is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. He also informed that the Bengaluru gateway is a part of EUR 750 million investment to bolster the infrastructure of the company in the Asia Pacific and enhance connectivity for countries and businesses.
The SVP and Managing Director of DHL Express India, RS Subramanian said that DHL landed its first freighter 10 years ago in Bengaluru and has seen the international volumes multiply significantly since. He further said that the company will be continuously investing ahead of the curve in infrastructure, technology, and people to support the country’s economic growth and maintain its leading position in the market.