JAKARTA, Indonesia, Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DHL Express, the world's leading international express services provider, today launched the EUR2 million Jakarta Gateway 530 at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, to better support businesses operating in and out of Indonesia. The new gateway is an addition to the existing Jakarta Gateway 510 which is operating at full capacity due to strong sustained volume growth over the years.
With the ability to manage twice the number of containers as compared to Jakarta Gateway 510, the 1,353sqm state-of-the-art facility has the capacity to handle up to 20 million kilograms of shipment and process 2 million shipments per annum. The new DHL Express facility employs approximately 75 people including nine Dangerous Good Certified staff to ensure shipments processed by DHL Express are compliant with IATA Dangerous Goods regulations.
Ken Lee, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific, commented, "Our new Jakarta Gateway 530 will enable local businesses to trade seamlessly with customers around the world. SMEs play a vital role in the Indonesian economy, contributing close to 58% of Indonesia's GDP and Indonesia remains a key pillar in supporting South East Asia's economic growth. This new facility allows DHL to continue supporting the growing export and import needs in Indonesia by providing greater access to international markets."
The Gateway's airside location provides direct air access and focuses on export and formal import processes with in-house customs to support faster and smoother clearance process. The most popular trading partners that will benefit from the Jakarta Gateway 530 include Mainland China, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and USA.
The Jakarta Gateway 530 is equipped with advanced equipment such as a Dual View X-Ray security screening, Heavy Duty X-Ray Security, and an Explosive Trace Detector system to ensure the safety and security of each shipment. For maximum security, the facility is also equipped with an Access Control System with turnstile and 103 CCTV cameras.
Ahmad Mohamad, Senior Technical Advisor of DHL Express Indonesia, added, "Today marks another milestone for DHL Express in Indonesia. Through the years, we have sustained our position as the market leader by providing best-in-class service to our customers. Our expertise has always been on delivering every shipment to our customers on time. This latest investment enhances our network in Indonesia which includes gateways in Balikpapan, Batam, Denpasar (Bali), Jakarta, Medan and Surabaya, and enables us to grow with our customers. With the new Gateway, we can better manage the increasing shipments from SMEs and support their expansion internationally and help them tap into the global marketplace. With the continued support from the Ministry of Transportation, Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Angkasa Pura 2 and the Indonesian Customs, this facility is testament to our strong partnership to drive Indonesia's economic growth."
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