DHL Global Forwarding, the international ocean and air freight specialist, recently announced the opening of its new logistics centre in Milan. The development is supposed to unite DHL’s 730 weekly road, air and ocean freight movements. Moreover, the international freight forwarder aims at optimising its service packages for life sciences, the fashion and food industry.
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The new DHL Milan facility encompasses a 83,000 m2 territory and 26,000 m2 of warehouse space offering 10,000 m2 of office space.
One of the highlights of the 40 million Euro investment is a pioneering temperature-controlled cell for cross-docking Life Sciences products and separate area for hazardous goods. But this is not the last of the many surprises as Thomas Nieszner, CEO DHL Global Forwarding, Middle East and Africa, reports:
“The new automated vertical storage system for hanging clothes is designed to meet the needs of the Fashion industry. For the Food and Life Sciences sector, we have provided a refrigeration system meeting international standards to conserve their highly sensitive products.”
Each year DHL Global Forwarding handles ocean freight of around 110,000 m3 LCL and 40,000 Tons of air freight at DHL Milan. This compares to one minute of water flow of the Niagara Falls. Beyond that, the global freight forwarder focuses on environmental protection as Amadou Diallo, CEO of DHL Freight, confirms:
“We reach an estimated reduction of facility and transport CO2 emissions of 18 per cent at the new site. 13 per cent of which can be tracked back to an improved road network and a reduction of both transit time and the average fuel consumption.”
With its state-of-the-art technology, DHL Freight hopes soon to be able to provide its Italian customers with best-in-class solutions.