India is double-digit growth market for cargo deliveries: DHL

The company serves India with two dedicated daily flights to Bangalore and Delhi as well as commercial flights for express cargo deliveries to Mumbai.

By: PTI | Singapore | Published:October 18, 2016 2:20 pm

India continues to be one of the main growth markets for DHL Express which opened a new USD 100 million South Asia Hub in Singapore today. India-led South Asian markets accounted for 30 per cent growth in express cargo deliveries for DHL between 2012-15, the company’s executives said, adding that India itself is a double-digit growth market. The company, which inaugurated the new 140 million Singapore dollar (USD 100 million) South Asia Hub here, serves India with two dedicated daily flights to Bangalore and Delhi as well as commercial flights for express cargo deliveries to Mumbai, the officials said.

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The two dedicated flights to Bangalore and Delhi offers 195 tonnes per flight six times a week.

South Asia accounts for 30 per cent of the company’s daily shipment growth between 2012-2015, said Ken Lee, CEO of DHL Express Asia Pacific.

Oceania accounts 50 per cent and South East Asia about 25 per cent, he said.

“India is a double-digit growth market for DHL Express,” said Sean Wall, executive vice president for network, operations and aviation for Asia Pacific.

The 24-hour express hub facility located within Changi Airfreight Centre at Singapore Changi Airport, spread across 23,600 square metres, is outfitted with the industry’s first fully automated express parcel sorting and processing system in South Asia and is set to boost its operational capacity and efficiency at DHL Express.

“The facility in Singapore processes up to 24,000 shipments and documents per hour and can handle over 628 tonnes of cargo during the peak processing window – tripling our cargo handling capacity and processing shipments six times faster as compared to the manual operations in the previous hub,” said Frank-Uwe Ungerer, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DHL Express Singapore.