DHL Supply Chain has announced three new transport hubs to improve service levels in New Zealand's regional areas. The new centres are located in Whangarei, Tauranga and Hastings.
The investment is crucial to providing a high service delivery standard for consumer goods, life sciences, healthcare, engineering and IT sectors. Each centre will be equipped with state of the art technology and equipment, including systems that help monitor staff health and safety and signatures on glass for delivery. The centres will be run by DHL staff, which reduces the need for third-party contractors.
As a part of the new investment, DHL will also be commissioning 15 new vehicles, and plan to replace the existing fleet with green vehicles as they reach the end of life.
“We’re excited to announce the launch of our new North Island transport hubs. These strategic locations will help us improve the service level to customers in and around Whangarei, Tauranga, and Hawke’s Bay.” Said Matt Casbolt, Managing Director at DHL Supply Chain New Zealand.
“Over the past 24 months, we’ve seen an incredible amount of supply chain disruptions around the world, many of which have made front-page news. By investing in regional areas with close proximity to ports and transport infrastructure, we will be enhancing the resilience of supply chains in New Zealand.”
The three new transport hubs follow in the footsteps of two new state-of-the-art facilities in Auckland and Christchurch. DHL is also on track to achieve zero logistics-related carbon emissions by 2050.