DHL Supply Chain says it has launched three new transport hubs in Whangarei, Tauranga, and Hastings to bolster final-mile delivery in underserviced areas outside of Auckland in New Zealand.
The contract logistics solutions company says the new hubs will make the supply chains in regional areas of New Zealand’s North Island more resilient while ensuring it reliably delivers goods to customers.
It also notes they will support customers across all sectors that require a high service standard in deliveries, including consumer goods, life sciences, healthcare, engineering, and IT sectors and equip them with DHL technology and equipment.
It says this will include systems which help monitor staff health and safety as well as sign-on-glass technology to verify proof of final delivery.
“We’re excited to announce the launch of our new North Island transport hubs,” Matt Casbolt, Managing Director at DHL Supply Chain New Zealand, says.
“These strategic locations will help us improve the service level to customers in and around Whangarei, Tauranga, and Hawke’s Bay,” he adds.
“Over the past 24 months we’ve seen an incredible amount of supply chain disruptions around the world, many of which have made front page news.
“By investing in regional areas with close proximity to ports and transport infrastructure, we will be enhancing the resilience of supply chains in New Zealand.”
DHL Supply Chain says its personnel will run the hubs, which will help reduce the use of third-party contractors in the areas. It adds that it will also bring its compliance, training, and health and safety procedures to these markets.
It notes it will commission 15 new green vehicles, with a plan to replace existing vehicles once they stop working.
Additionally, it says the new transport hubs follow its recent launch of two new state-of-the-art facilities in Auckland and Christchurch, totalling more than 12,000 sqm of warehouse space, and servicing the healthcare and consumer electronics sectors.
The company says it is on track to achieve zero logistics-related carbon emissions by 2050.
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