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DHL expands NZ supply chain footprint

DHL Supply Chain has launched three new transport hubs in New Zealand to support the resilience of life sciences, healthcare, and IT supply chains in underserviced areas.

The hubs will  bolster final-mile delivery in underserviced areas outside of Auckland and are strategically located in Whangarei, Tauranga, and Hastings. 

In an announcement DHL says “the new hubs will enhance the resilience of supply chains in regional areas of New Zealand’s North Island, while ensuring consignments are delivered reliably to end recipients.”

DHL said it will service customers across all sectors that require a high service standard in deliveries, including consumer goods, life sciences, healthcare, engineering, and IT sectors, equipped with DHL state of the art technology and equipment. 

It includes systems which help monitor staff health and safety, as well as sign-on-glass technology to verify proof of final delivery.

“We’re excited to announce the launch of our new North Island transport hubs,” said Matt Casbolt, Managing Director at DHL Supply Chain New Zealand. 

“These strategic locations will help us improve the service level to customers in and around Whangarei, Tauranga, and Hawke’s Bay.”

“Over the past 24 months we’ve seen an incredible amount of supply chain disruptions around the world, many of which have made front page news,” added Casbolt. “By investing in regional areas with close proximity to ports and transport infrastructure, we will be enhancing the resilience of supply chains in New Zealand.”

The investment includes 15 new vehicles and there’s plans to switch to “green vehicles”. 

The company is aiming to achieve zero emissions logistics by 2050.

The new transport hubs follow DHL’s recent launch of two new start-of-the-art facilities in Auckland and Christchurch, totalling more than 12,000 sqm of warehouse space. These facilities serve the healthcare and consumer electronics sectors.


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