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DHL Global Forwarding Sri Lanka Consolidates Operations at DHL Logistics Park

DHL Global Forwarding Sri Lanka Consolidates Operations at DHL Logistics Park
Danny Gill

DHL Global Forwarding Sri Lanka has moved to consolidate its operations and facilities in Colombo into a 225,000-square-foot logistics compound. Dubbed the “DHL Logistics Hub”, the compound comprises seven warehouses and the logistics company’s local head office, and is strategically located on Negombo Road, Colombo just six kilometers from the Colombo Sea Port and 30 kilometers from the Bandaranaike International Airport.

“Logistics is the backbone of global trade, and Sri Lanka is very much plugged into the global economy with many international companies having established manufacturing bases here. For years now, businesses have been tapping on the country’s geographic location — its strong connectivity to Europe and the Middle East – and the well-educated workforce,” said Fabian Rybka, Cluster Head, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific.

Amidst global trade tensions, Sri Lanka recently urged Chinese manufacturers to consider the country as a production base to tap its preferential duty-free treatment by the US and Europe and reduce tariff pressures.

The consolidation of DHL Global Forwarding operations at the 225,000-square-foot DHL Logistics Park helps provide greater efficiencies for the local operations. Within the compound, the company runs warehousing and transportation for fast-moving consumer goods, life sciences and healthcare, fashion and retail sectors. DHL Global Forwarding will also continue to provide air and ocean freight services, customs clearance and the host of value-added services, such as labeling, bundling and promotional packaging for customers.

“DHL has operated in Sri Lanka since 1980 and closely partnered with our customers through the many years of economic, social and political changes,” said Fabian. “The country has shown resilience in the aftermath of the April incident – tourist numbers are recovering, and we are seeing keen interest from our customers on how best to support their businesses — both local and multi-national companies alike. We are optimistic for the future of Sri Lanka, and are proud to continue strategic investment in the country to facilitate trade.”

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Danny Gill

Danny is a Digital Marketing and Content Creation Manager for Airfreight Logistics and Logistics Manager (LM) and is quite the foodie. He’s always on the hunt for new and exciting dishes to sample, and is never one to back down from a spicy challenge. His travels have taken him around the world, and he’s been able to experience many different cultures (and food).

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