DHL eCommerce has revealed it will be expanding its Hong Kong distribution centre to better serve ecommerce exporters in China. In particular the fulfilment comoany says that it will help serve the South China region including cities such as Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. The improved facility will have the capacity to handle more than 70 million consignments per year and will specialise in parcels weighing up to 2kg.
Cross-border ecommerce continues to flourish in China with revenues rising over 80% year-on-year to reach €12 billion (approximately 90.24 billion yuan) in 2017, out of which €4 billion (approximately 33.65 billion yuan) are in ecommerce exports.
We see a huge opportunity for China ecommerce exports particularly to popular markets such as the UK and US but increasingly also to emerging markets such as Southeast Asia, India and Latin America. DHL is investing in our presence in China to ensure we are well-positioned to support businesses to capture cross-border ecommerce opportunity.
– Charles Brewer, CEO, DHL eCommerce
The expansion of the DHL eCommerce Hong Kong distribution centre will give Chinese and Hong Kong exporters greater choice and options when shipping to 220 countries around the world and is more evidence that Chinese exports continue to grow at a rate that justifies significant investment from carriers and marketplaces alike. In recent months DHL has also announced expansions to its operations in Australia and Latin America.