· New $2.85 million facility opened in response to international shipping growth
PLANTATION, Fla., Oct. 16, 2019: DHL Express, the world’s leading provider of international express shipping services, has invested $2.85 million in a new, larger service center facility in Pittsburgh. Relocated from Canonsburg, this new location will accommodate further anticipated international trade growth, which is the result of the flourishing local manufacturing, technology, healthcare, e-commerce and education industries.
Located at 563 Napor Blvd., the new service center is 30 miles closer to Pittsburgh’s city center. For local customers, that will mean earlier delivery times, as well as more convenience when picking up and dropping off packages. Plus, the facility boasts 30,000 total square feet of warehouse and office space. This increase of 10,000 square feet over the previous location is expected to help boost productivity and efficiency.
“As the world’s leader in international shipping, it’s our mission to support our customers on every level as they expand internationally,” said Nemer Abohasen, VP and General Manager of the Midwest Area for DHL Express U.S. “This new facility enables us to maximize our capabilities and provide efficient, high-quality service so customers are best equipped to compete in the global marketplace.”
The new facility will process shipments ranging from documents and small parcels to palletized freight. It will serve areas north to Cranberry Township, east to Monroeville/New Stanton, south to Washington and west to the Pennsylvania-Ohio state line.
Staffed by 60 Certified International Specialists, the new service center will operate 35 vans and trucks for pickup and delivery. It will accommodate more such vehicles for couriers to load packages from an interior conveyor system, which includes a raised catwalk for safety and sorting efficiency. It also features three additional dock doors and new equipment for aircraft container (ULD) handling, all of which will help DHL provide even faster, more efficient service.