DHL eCommerce has announced the opening of new distribution centres in the US and the UK, with a new hub in Dallas Fort-Worth doubling parcel capacity in the region and the recently opened facility in Camberley becoming the first operationally carbon-neutral site in the company’s UK network.

The new US$57.5 million Dallas hub will process B2C e-commerce domestic inbound and outbound parcels and packages. The 220,000 sq ft centre is strategically located six miles from Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport.

Doubling parcel handling capacity

The centre replaces the firm’s previous location in Grand Prairie, Texas. With a state-of-the-art single-level next-generation loop sorter, the facility can process 24,000 parcels per hour fed through eight induction lines (four inbound/four outbound) - double the amount processed in Grand Prairie. The loop sorter has a 97% to over 99% accuracy rate.

The distribution centre also contains 46 loading dock doors, two drive-in ramps, offices and other rooms.

Sustainability features

Several customized green features help the new building in Dallas remain cool, with a Building Management System to manage environmental controls, exhaust fans and louvers for fresh air flow, an insulated roof deck, solar shades on the exterior windows, and LED lighting inside and outside.

Additionally, more than 30 native trees were planted across the property to provide shade and one EV charger has been installed that can charge two vehicles at once.

Source: CEP-Research