27 July 2015.
The international logistics company DHL has announced the opening of a new terminal in Shanghai, which forms an important part of its plan to expand its operations in China.
The Shanghai terminal is dedicated to Chinese ecommerce goods and will be the location where the goods are held before they are then shipped off around the world.
DHL hopes that the terminal will reduce transit times for manufacturers based in northern and eastern China by 3 days.
Several more drop-off centres will be built across China over the course of the year, with DHL explaining that products will be transported from these drop-off centres to the Shanghai terminal for global distribution.
With the ecommerce sector in China growing rapidly, DHL has said that it is “excited” by its expansion in the country. “The [Chinese ecommerce] trade volume in the first five months of 2015 is already equal to the whole of 2014,” explained a spokesperson from the company.