DHL eCommerce to invest $300m in US expansion plans

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DHL eCommerce Solutions, a division of Deutsche Post DHL, has unveiled plans to invest more than US$300m in the USA over the next five years.

The investment will expand the division’s footprint across the country by adding 70% more square footage across its network. Additionally, the company will add automation in all of its US distribution centers and upgrade its IT operating system platform.

As a result of ongoing international e-commerce growth, DHL eCommerce Solutions is also investing in dedicated export gateways for international shipments in Carteret, New Jersey; Franklin Park, Illinois; and Whittier, California.

Lee Spratt, CEO, DHL eCommerce Solutions, Americas, said, “As our network grows and we become more efficient through automation, our customers will benefit by getting their goods quicker to their eager consumers. We are investing long-term because we believe consumers will continue to buy more online, and we will see additional online shops popping up, so we want to be prepared to meet this future demand.”

The new 50,000ft2  international export gateway in Carteret will open in September 2021 and will include a dedicated TSA cargo screening area. DHL eCommerce Solutions currently has 19 distribution centers and three corporate offices in the USA with approximately 4,200 employees.

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