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DHL Expands Operations in Southern California

DHL has expanded its footprint in Southern California to accommodate a growing demand for its global shipping services, the logistics company announced. The new 66,730-square-foot service center in Santa Ana adds more than 27,000 square feet to the company's previous facility in Irvine, and reflects an increase in shipment volumes that DHL is handling.

The Santa Ana center serves a swath of Southern California that reaches from San Clemente to Brea. The new location is five miles closer and approximately 20 minutes faster to and from Los Angeles World Airports (LAX) - resulting in earlier delivery times and later cut-off times for international shipping customers, DHL says.

"The need for a larger facility in Southern California points to the robustness of the economy here," said John Cornish, general manager for DHL Express U.S. "We wanted to be responsive to the region's growth."

The new facility can process more than 1,400 pieces per hour and handles a variety of shipments, including international small parcels as well as palletized and container freight. It accommodates more than 45 pickup and delivery routes.

The $6.2m investment marks the second west coast expansion that DHL has made in the last several months. The company announced a new facility at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in September.

Source: DHL

The Santa Ana center serves a swath of Southern California that reaches from San Clemente to Brea. The new location is five miles closer and approximately 20 minutes faster to and from Los Angeles World Airports (LAX) - resulting in earlier delivery times and later cut-off times for international shipping customers, DHL says.

"The need for a larger facility in Southern California points to the robustness of the economy here," said John Cornish, general manager for DHL Express U.S. "We wanted to be responsive to the region's growth."

The new facility can process more than 1,400 pieces per hour and handles a variety of shipments, including international small parcels as well as palletized and container freight. It accommodates more than 45 pickup and delivery routes.

The $6.2m investment marks the second west coast expansion that DHL has made in the last several months. The company announced a new facility at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in September.

Source: DHL