DHL Express opens new facility in Canberra

DHL1 (L-R) Careg Pretorius, Ken Allen, Andrew Barr, Gary Edstein DHL1

The new facility is aimed at supporting the increasing freight volume in the Australian Capital Territory


ACT chief minister Andrew Barr has opened DHL’s newly-refurbished express shipment facility in Canberra.

The new facility is designed to improve network connectivity for local businesses importing and exporting from Australia.

Located in Fyshwick, the 1,130 square meter facility is "three times" the size of the old facility and offers daily connections with DHL’s international depot in Sydney.

"As we diversify and grow our economy, it’s great to have companies like DHL Express making investments to strengthen our international connections," Barr says.

"In September we’ll welcome international flights to Canberra airport for the first time, this new facility will increase our freight capacity and help us take advantage of the new opportunities international flights will bring."

The facility represents a $1.8 million investment and includes technologies such as an automated belting system that enables direct loading by couriers.

It uses environmentally friendly technologies such as sensor LED lighting, as part of DHL’s GoGreen program.

"Canberra is an important location for us and we’ve been servicing the ACT for more than 40 years," DHL Express Oceania senior VP Gary Edstein says.

"We facilitate trade for a broad range of long-standing customers – spanning SMEs to large corporations and government departments – who rely on us for time-critical international deliveries.

"Our new Canberra facility triples our capacity and highlights the growth we’re experiencing in international trade volumes in and out of Australia."

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