The new centre will support the manufacturing and online retail sectors. It can handle 18 million shipments per year and will allow shipment and clearance of e-commerce exports across the globe. It will also consolidate international outbound shipments in Southern China and will provide customer service support for locally-based online merchants.
"We see significant potential in China's e-commerce sector, particularly between China and the U.S., where we've seen triple digit growth since 2015," said Charles Brewer, CEO of DHL eCommerce in a press statement.
"With China accounting for more than 40 percent of global retail e-commerce sales in 2015, our investments in China demonstrate our focus on developing efficient and reliable logistics services, to bring high quality e-commerce services to Chinese retailers and meet changing consumer expectations."
"Since its launch last July, the DHL eCommerce Shanghai Distribution Centre has seen a 700 percent increase in the volume of e-commerce goods being shipped out of China. With our plans to expand our existing capabilities in Shanghai and Hong Kong, we are confident that this will provide our customers with the fullest support they need, in order to reach their global customer base," said Malcolm Monteiro, CEO of DHL eCommerce in Asia Pacific.
SOURCE: [MIS Asia]