DHL Express invests $4m to expand Hartford service centre operations

DHL Supply Chain has announced the beginning of construction of its 'London Thames Gateway’, which will be operational in spring 2023.

DHL Express has invested $4m to expand its service centre operation in Hartford, Connecticut, in order to accommodate anticipated international trade growth as a result of the boom in e-commerce and other industries. As a result, the service centre has doubled the inbound sorting capacity for international shipments by adding 16,000 sq ft of warehousing space.

The facility, staffed by 50 DHL staff focused on international services, now measures nearly 38,000 sq ft and has the capacity to stage more than double the number of vehicles around its sorting belt.  A back-to-back-unload belt design enables faster movement and sorting to awaiting DHL delivery vehicles.

Located in West Hartford, the facility’s pickup and delivery service area encompasses the greater Hartford area, along with areas north to Amherst, Massachusetts, west to Torrington, in Connecticut, south to Long Island Sound and east to the Rhode Island border. The centre is also connected to the DHL network globally through direct flights to and from the company’s Americas Hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, as well as via ground to and from the DHL JFK International Gateway.

DHL hopes that the facility extension and modern equipment will enable earlier deliveries and benefit international shippers in the greater Hartford market and throughout the state. “As industries including e-commerce, aerospace, manufacturing, machinery and equipment and technology continue to boom in the Hartford market, we needed to expand to ensure we had the capabilities and capacity to best serve our customers as they continue to operate within a competitive global marketplace,” said Reiner Wolfs, DHL Express VP and General Manager of the Northeast.

Source: Deutsche Post DHL Group