DHL Global Forwarding is combining its operations in Atlanta, Ga. with the move to a 220,000-square-foot facility adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The facility will serve as DHL's southeastern U.S. gateway for international air and ocean freight services, as well as the domestic "pivot" for the company's heavy-freight network. The location will also house its Atlanta-based multimodal transportation, customs brokerage and distribution operations. The building will be certified under the guidelines of the Technology Asset Protection Association (TAPA). DHL is also considering a cold-chain logistics operation that would serve the supply-chain needs of the pharmaceutical industry. The new facility combines operations of the former DHL Danzas Air & Ocean and Exel Freight Management, each of which had maintained separate locations in Atlanta. The location, with 190,000 square feet of warehouse space and 30,000 square feet of office space, is 40,000 square feet larger than the two former facilities combined, DHL said.
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