DHL Global Forwarding introduces new Africa hub

International services provider, DHL Global Forwarding, has introduced a new transhipment hub and head office located in Johannesburg, South Africa, which was officially opened on 22 September 2022.

The facility’s opening marks a significant addition to DHL’s extensive logistics network, further strengthening its position on the African continent and in South Africa while enabling the group to handle its customers’ requirements more efficiently.

The new €7 million facility includes offices and a 10,000-square-metre warehouse which will serve as a hub for transport, logistics and warehouse solutions, as well as international freight expertise for different industries.

DHL Global Forwarding CEO Middle East & Africa, Amadou Diallo, said the company was privileged to open the hub in line with its emissions goals.

“We are proud that this new facility was built to the highest standards of sustainability and energy efficiency in line with DHL Global Forwarding’s goal of reaching net-zero logistics-related emissions by 2050,” he said.

“Already, our climate protection initiatives and CO2 emissions reduction programs have had a positive impact on logistics supply chains globally and building sustainable infrastructure like this solar-powered facility takes us closer to our goal.”

To serve the needs of Africa’s life sciences and healthcare (LSH) sector, the site has been designed to meet the DHL Global GxP Pharma standards and the highest Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA A) security standards.

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