DHL makes USD2.5m investment in Memphis service center

International express services provider DHL has moved into a new service center in Memphis that will serve the tri-state area of Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee, the company said.

The USD2.5 million investment was driven by the company´s current and forecasted shipment growth from local businesses trading internationally as well as e-commerce shipping.

DHL moved from an 11,000-square foot facility to the new 30,000-square foot facility, which can process more than 2,500 shipments per hour. It is located adjacent to the Memphis International Airport, and operates as the local center for pick-up, delivery and sorting operations of international shipments.

The state-of-the-art facility will handle a variety of shipments, including international small parcels as well as palletized and container freight. It features a large customer counter, expanded parking lot, and several dozen pick-up and delivery vehicles fueled by clean, safe and economical propane autogas.

DHL´s family of divisions offer a portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With more than 325,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, which generated revenues of more than 56 billion euros in 2014.