DHL Announces Expansions

DHL says its new service in Harlingen, TX is capable of handling triple the volume of its previous offering. In addition, it can take heavier palletized freight and non-conveyable material.

Located near the Mexican border at the southern tip of Texas, the Harlingen facility offers an efficient route to the border cities of Matamoros and Reynosa, says DHL. It also provides access to Monterrey via the Free Trade Bridge.

When entering the US, the DHL facility has full US customs inspection facilities and can accommodate up to 75 trucks simultaneously.

“Harlingen’s strategic location on the US-Mexico trade corridor has significantly contributed to the city’s development as a distribution, shipping and industrial center for international trade,” said Lindsay Birley, executive vice president of international products and services.

In a separate announcement, DHL opened a new regional sort center in Bloomington, MN. The $7.8 million facility serves DHL’s air and ground network within the Midwest region, the company said.

The expansion involved moving from a 35,000-square-foot facility in Blaine, MN to a new 79,049-square-foot regional sort center. The new center provides one-day ground service for letters and parcels across Minnesota and into parts of Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota as well as connecting to the DHL air network through Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

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