The $181 million investment will consolidate two of DHL’s present locations into one to serve for pickup, delivery and sorting of shipments in Manhattan. It is sited to take advantage of below-grade rapid access to the Lincoln Tunnel for quick entry and exiting. Throughput will increase the carrier’s capacity from 10,000 to 15,000 pieces per hour.
Designed to accommodate loading and unloading of loose-loaded trailers, the overall size of the facility is targeted to grow by an additional 44,225 square feet by Fall 2007. It will have 400 employees when it opens in May.