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In Hebron, near Cincinnati and the Northern Kentucky Airport, DHL eCommerce has built and launched a new flagship sorting facility. The new centre, one of their largest warehouses, is about 307,000 square feet.

This new distribution centre is made up of three buildings that have been combined and will create around 400 part-time and full-time jobs. They expect to process around 50,000 parcels per hour with one new sorter and an additional 24,000 domestic and international parcels with another.

The new centre is one of the largest sorting centres in the DHL network, capable of unloading up to 20 trucks per hour and preparing outbound trucks for last mile deliveries.

This is the first DHL distribution centre that will be partially solar powered, using 684 solar panels that will produce 25% of the building’s overall energy. The building also has Electric Vehicle charging and rainwater retention systems which make the building greener and more sustainable.

DHL eCommerce announced that they have invested in this to support their commitment to customers in reducing their carbon footprint, while still striving to get packages to customers as quickly and sustainably as possible.

Source: Parcel and Postal Technology International

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