DHL has opened a regional sort center in Bloomington, Minn. The $7.8m facility will serve the company's air and ground network in the Midwest region. DHL has relocated from 35,000 square-foot facility in Blaine, Minn. to the sort center, which covers more than 79,000 square feet. It will provide one-day ground service for letters and parcels across Minnesota and into parts of Wisconsin, Iowa and North and South Dakota. The operation is closer to the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, and is fully linked to DHL's nationwide regional ground sort-center network. Among the features of the new center is a high-speed singulator for improved package visibility, via enhanced scanning for tracking and tracing. Package throughput will more than double with use of the new sort system, DHL said. In another company development, DHL has begun a new service in Harlingen, TX. It will handle triple the volume of DHL's previous offering for the movement of shipments into and out of the Rio Grande Valley and Northern Mexico. DHL will also be handling heavier palletized freight and non-conveyable material. According to DHL, Harlingen offers the most efficient route to the Mexican border cities of Matamoros and Reynosa, as well as the industrial city of Monterrey, via the Free Trade Bridge. The Harlingen service upgrade comes less than a month after DHL announced the opening of its gateway in Hermosillo, Mexico, to meet increasing demand for service across the border from Northwest Mexico.
Midwest Expansion: http://www.dhl-usa.com
South Texas Service: http://www.dhl-usa.com
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