July 21, 2015: DHL eCommerce has expanded its operations in China focusing on cross-border and domestic e-commerce services.
The company today announced the launch of a new DHL eCommerce Shanghai Terminal located in Jiuting and plans to launch additional drop off centers in North and South China by end of 2015 to benefit manufacturers in China.
The new terminal in Shanghai is a dedicated facility for DHL eCommerce to tap on the burgeoning e-commerce sector in China. The facility functions as the central point of consolidation of e-commerce goods from China for global distribution.
The company already operates its own center out of Hong Kong, but establishing a base in Shanghai will help reduce transit time by up to three days for manufacturers, particularly in eastern and northern China.
"We're excited by China's e-commerce sector where the trade volume in the first five months of 2015 was already equal to the whole of 20141. With about 95% of outbound logistics volume expected to come from nine provinces, we will continue to invest to grow our footprint in China and support the rising market demand.
"e-By the end of the year, the Shanghai Terminal will be complemented by a network of drop-off centers in North and South China. These centers will help provide regional consolidation of the large volumes, aggregating the shipments before they move to the Shanghai Terminal for final distribution around the world," said Thomas Kipp, CEO, DHL eCommerce