DHL inaugurates new hub in Central America

DHL inaugurated what it claims to be the industry's largest hub in Central America. With the new facility, DHL has increased its capacity to sort up to 5,000 packages per hour, representing a 250% jump from its previous shipping handling capacity.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

"It is key for DHL to continuously invest in strengthening our global network. Simply put, transporting our customer's goods to any corner of the world in record time is what we stand for. Today's hub opening underscores our priority to exceed our customers' expectations by improving our response time and shipment handling, while also representing the strong commitment we have to this fast-growing region," said Roger Crook, CEO of DHL Express, International Americas, during the hub's inaugural ceremony.

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