The new facility will be equipped with warehousing automation, smart building, and energy-efficient solutions.

DHL Express, the international express service provider, announced its investment in Hanoi Gateway, a new logistics facility located near Noi Bai International Airport via a strategic partnership with ALS Warehousing Services Co. Ltd. 

 The signing ceremony. Photo: DHL Express

The new facility, expected to be fully operational by early 2023, will have a total utilization space of 4,500 sqm and is twice as large as the previous location.

The new DHL Express Hanoi Gateway will be equipped with warehouse automation, smart building and energy-efficient solutions, in line with the company’s commitment to bring all global logistics-related emissions to zero by the year 2050.

According to DHL’s Global Connectedness Index 2021 Update, Vietnam has proved to be the world’s No. 1 country for community support of global trade and business ties.

Bernardo Bautista, General Director and Country Manager, DHL Express Vietnam said that the company has recently upgraded the aircraft shuttling between Hanoi and Hong Kong, as well as allocated additional capacity between Ho Chi Minh City and the US to tackle the surge in international shipping demand.

“The new facility will further support our customers in expanding their global footprint and entry to new markets,” he said.

For the Hanoi Gateway, the company will apply ‘green’ solutions such as LED lighting, solar panels, and electric forklifts, which will enable it to continue to deliver the highest level of service quality to customers while lowering carbon footprint.

According to DHL, Vietnam is expected to reap significant economic benefits from further liberalization with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement coming into effect earlier this year. Though faced with the persistent global pandemic, Vietnam is one of the few economies to record two consecutive years of growth, thanks to it being an export-based country and less dependent on tourism.