DHL Global launches logistics services in SEZ near Chennai

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on July 04, 2019 Published on July 04, 2019


DHL Global Forwarding, an international provider of air, sea and road freight services and a division of DeutschePost DHL Group, has opened a new logistics services facility in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) near Chennai. Located in Swarnbhoomi, mid-way between Chennai and Puducherry, the site developed by the New Chennai Township Pvt Ltd is close to the electronics, automotive and IT hub.

Currently occupying 33,500 sq ft with the option for further expansion, DHL Global Forwarding’s SEZ logistics services facility will eliminate a leg of transportation between the customer’s factory and the destination market, leading to considerable savings in distribution costs for customers. Customised value-added services such as packaging, labelling, embossing, sorting, inspection, strapping, kitting and assembly of complete and semi-knocked-down kits will be offered at the site. Flexible storage options and single window customs clearance will also ensure streamlined and quicker processing of the stored cargo, says a press release.

Manufacturers will benefit from the availability of consolidation at the new facility for export on behalf of overseas buyers and easy re-export options, while importers stand to gain the benefit of just-in-time supply and duty deferment. DHL Global Forwarding’s well-connected transport network for cargo movement into and out of the SEZ makes it an attractive option for businesses in the area, the release said.

Published on July 04, 2019

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