DHL opens Jo’burg hub

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DHL Global Forwarding has inaugurated a new transhipment hub and head office in Johannesburg, South Africa. The primarily solar-powered complex is in the Sky Park Industrial Estate close to OR Tambo International Airport and offers temperature-controlled chambers and GDP-trained personnel to cater to the needs of the life sciences and healthcare sector.

The new €7 million (R127 million) facility includes offices and a 10,000sq m warehouse and meets the highest Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA A) security standards.

At the facility’s opening ceremony, Clement Blanc, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding for South Africa (SA) & Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) said: “A new facility in Johannesburg is a natural next step in our efforts to support economic growth and accelerate the pace of supply chain transformation undergoing in South Africa. This facility expands global connections to Africa, ensuring that sectors like LSH can operate smoothly, access an efficient and reliable logistics network, and continue to grow.

“We are excited to be able to transport both time- and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical goods and health products, among other services.”