DHL invests in Myanmar express facility

DHL Express has opened an express facility in Myanmar to serve the nation’s fast-growing economy which is forecast to rise by 8.5% in 2016. Located in Yangon and occupying over 50,000 sq ft of land with a built-up area of 32,500 sq ft, the facility’s handling capacity is set to support Myanmar’s import and domestic demand.

“DHL launched this facility to cater to Myanmar’s increasing logistics needs, driven by growth sectors such as infrastructure, oil and gas and garment industries. It is designed to handle massive shipment volumes expected over the next decade to the year 2025 and beyond,” said Mark Ong, Country Manager for Myanmar, DHL Express. “The new service centre is located close to the airport which enables us to ensure faster deliveries for more customers, connecting them to our global network of over 220 countries and territories worldwide.”

The facility is equipped with a conveyor belt system that runs throughout the centre to allow goods to be directly loaded into courier vans and rapidly distributed. High security and full visibility of the shipping process is another critical component of the service centre. Parcels are continuously monitored by an X-ray machine, in addition to over 30 CCTV cameras located throughout the premises.

The facility is the latest enhancement to the DHL Express Myanmar network, which includes four service points, three service centres and a fleet of over 30 vehicles. DHL Express has been operating in Myanmar for over 30 years.

Source: DHL Express