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DHL Express has opened an expanded Auckland Gateway at the airport to better support businesses operating in and out of New Zealand, following significant growth in international trade. 

The new NZ$15.3 million facility is part of the company’s global investments to bolster network connectivity and employs approximately 130 people, including 20 new jobs.

As the company’s major international hub in New Zealand, the expansion follows double digit volume and shipment growth.
The new Auckland Gateway facility measures approximately 5,000 square meters and doubles the processing capability of the previous facility. This provides access to a network of more than 220 countries and territories globally, allowing Kiwi importers and exporters to trade in the global marketplace more efficiently than ever before.

Ken Lee, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific, commented: “International trade via imports and exports now comprises approximately 60 percent of New Zealand’s overall economic activity and is growing. DHL Express is proud to facilitate trade for local businesses via our international network that connects New Zealand with over 220 countries and territories globally.
“The most popular trading partners for goods moving in and out of this Auckland-based facility include Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK and USA – with all trade lanes showing solid performance in recent months.”

The facility was officially opened by New Zealand’s Economic Development Minister, the Hon Steven Joyce, alongside senior company representatives with approximately 120 customers, partners and suppliers in attendance. 

Glenn Baker

Glenn is a professional writer/editor with 50-plus years’ experience across radio, television and magazine publishing.


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