Shipping and logistics provider DHL Express has moved its Tulsa, Okla., service center to a larger facility, the company said Tuesday.
The 23,700 square-foot facility is nearly double the size of its previous location and will meet anticipated growth in international trade, DHL said. The move is in response to a surge in inbound and outbound shipments for customers in aviation repair, oil and gas, and international e-commerce, the firm also said.
The $1.1 million facility will also improve service, DHL said, allowing for earlier deliveries and later pickup cutoff times, and the ability to process more than 3,000 pieces per hour. Equipment enhancements include a state-of-the-art X-ray machine, three additional dock doors, and new equipment for aircraft container handling. Located in Tulsa's industrial area, the facility is a five-minute drive to Tulsa International Airport, DHL officials said.
"The improved unloading areas for incoming shipments will maximize our processing capabilities and enable our couriers to start delivering sooner—ultimately increasing efficiency and benefiting our Tulsa customers," said Richard Saavedra, vice president and general manager of the Southeast Area for DHL Express.