$20M investment in facilities better serve importers and exporters in this northeast region supporting continued, strong growth in B2B and B2C international shipping
DHL, the world’s leading provider of international express shipping services, recently opened new facilities in Philadelphia and New Jersey, further growing the company’s footprint in the region, including northern Delaware. The $20 million investment establishes more conveniently located and spacious facilities, which will increase shipment capacity and enable faster shipment processing, resulting in earlier deliveries for local customers.
B2C and B2B e-commerce shipment volumes continue to drive unprecedented growth in the U.S. The new facilities address the need to increase capacity for future growth by splitting its previous facility in Philadelphia, PA into two locations that are also more geographically centered to its clients in the region. The new, relocated Philadelphia facility, now at 550 Elmwood Avenue in Sharon Hill, PA, is centrally located near the greater downtown Philadelphia area and the Philadelphia International Airport, maximizing the service window for deliveries.
The New Jersey facility, located at 1240 Forest Parkway, Suite 400 in West Deptford, adds increased morning and evening processing capacity and reduces overall travel of courier route miles in the Greater Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey markets while also serving customers in the northern Delaware region.
Together, the operations will total 238,872 square feet, adding 144,785 square feet of improved working space from the previous facilities.
“By strategically choosing to relocate and expand in these key markets, we are ensuring our customers receive the highest levels of service while making smart investments for future growth,” said Reiner Wolfs, Vice President and General Manager, Northeast Area, DHL Express. “With 10-year leases signed at both locations, DHL is committed long-term to these communities and our local employees.”
Both facilities handle U.S. domestic as well as time-definite international shipments to and from the 220 countries and territories served by DHL. They feature upgraded material handling equipment that increase import capacity by 50 percent and export capacity by 100 percent, and will allow first deliveries to go out 30 minutes earlier. The locations also provide a total of 140 pickup and delivery (PUD) vehicle positions and employ more than 200 personnel combined.