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  August 13th, 2014 | Written by

DHL Opens New Tokyo Distribution Hub

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Tokyo, Japan – Logistics and shipping giant DHL has broken ground at its new $89 million custom-built Tokyo Gateway at Shin-kiba, Tokyo.

Slated for completion in the first quarter of 2016, the company reports the 46,000 square foot DHL Express Tokyo Gateway is DHL Express’ fourth gateway facility in Tokyo.

Located at the same strategic area where the DHL Tokyo Distribution Center (TDC) is currently situated, the new DHL Express Tokyo Gateway is accessible from the Narita International Airport, Haneda Airport, and Tokyo’s business districts.

“Japan is on the cusp of an economic revival, with slow but evident growth and imports reaching an all-time high of $800 billion last year,” said Jerry Hsu, CEO of DHL Express Asia Pacific. “In tandem with the country’s remarkable economic recovery, this investment will provide DHL sufficient capacity to accommodate current and future growth.”

Built to take over and extend the TDC’s operations, DHL said the new building will feature a 20,000-square-meter floor area including a gateway operations area that offering Customs clearance and bonded warehousing services.

In addition, the shipping giant said the new gateway would also house a pick-up and delivery service center for customers.