Serving customers in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, the new location increases capacity and speeds deliveries
DHL, the world’s leading provider of international express shipping services, recently opened a new facility in Miami Gardens to further strengthen its footprint in South Florida – the U.S. gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean. By investing $10.6M in this new Express Service Center, the company is increasing its shipping capacity while enabling faster processing of packages for its international customers based in the South Florida area.
B2C and B2B e-commerce shipment volume continues to drive unprecedented growth in South Florida and across the U.S. The new facility addresses growing demand by splitting shipping volume with the company’s facility in Doral (near Miami), ultimately boosting service for customers in both Miami-Dade and Broward Counties and enabling first deliveries to go out for delivery 30 minutes earlier.
The facility, located at 1738 NW 215 Street in Miami Gardens, also offers closer access to Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) and features 55,000 square feet of warehousing and office space. Operations are further enhanced by a new conveyor sort system with room for up to 70 vehicle loading positions around the belt.
“The company’s expansion in Miami Gardens is a direct reflection of international shipment growth. Just in time for peak holiday season, it allows us to improve efficiencies and provide even faster delivery services,” said Richard Saavedra, VP and General Manager, Southeast U.S. for DHL Express. “We are strategically investing in South Florida because we anticipate the demand for e-commerce will continue to surge, and we want to ensure our customers are consistently receiving the highest level of service.”
The new facility handles U.S. domestic as well as time-definite international shipments to and from the 220 countries and territories served by DHL. It’s advanced material handling system can process up to 3,000 pieces per hour (PPH). The Miami Gardens location is also supported by 65 dedicated couriers and 21 operational personnel.
Within the next year, the facility is planning to introduce electric pickup and delivery vehicles along with e-Cargo cycles. It’s all part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s sustainability roadmap, which targets 60% of its global delivery fleet to be electrically powered by 2030.