A new hub in Johannesburg
DHL Global Forwarding has inaugurated its new transhipment hub and South African head office in Johannesburg. Located in the Sky Park Industrial Estate close to “OR Tambo International Airport”, the facility has temperature-controlled chambers and a Good Distribution Practice (GDP)-certification. It is to serve Africa’s rapidly advancing life sciences and healthcare (LSH) sector for which an annual growth rate of 6.3% and revenues of EUR 7.1 billion by 2023 are anticipated.
The new EUR 7-million facility (ZAR 127 million) includes offices and a 10,000 sqm warehouse. It will be used as a hub for transport, logistics, and warehouse solutions and has been designed to meet the DHL Global GxP Pharma standards and the highest Transported Asset Protection Association (Tapa A) security standards.
DHL Global Forwarding has also expanded its workforce in South Africa by 11% since 2021 and has now seen the inaugural class of 17 students graduate from its sustainability leadership mindset development (Salam) programme which has also been rolled out in Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Zimbabwe. (sh)