India-led South Asian markets accounted for 30 per cent growth in express cargo deliveries for DHL between 2012-15, the company's executives said, adding that India itself is a double-digit growth market.
The company, which inaugurated the new 140 million Singapore dollar ($100 million) South Asia Hub in Singapore, serves India with two dedicated daily flights to Bengaluru and Delhi as well as commercial flights for express cargo deliveries to Mumbai, the officials said.
Oceania accounts 50 per cent and South East Asia about 25 per cent, he said.
"India is a double-digit growth market for DHL Express," said Sean Wall, executive vice president for network, operations and aviation for Asia Pacific.
The 24-hour express hub facility located within Changi Airfreight Centre at Singapore Changi Airport, spread across 23,600 square metres,is outfitted with the industry's first fully automated express parcel sorting and processing system in South Asia and is set to boost its operational capacity and efficiency at DHL Express.
"The facility in Singapore processes up to 24,000 shipments and documents per hour and can handle over 628 tonnes of cargo during the peak processing window; tripling our cargo handling capacity and processing shipments six times faster as compared to the manual operations in the previous hub," said Frank-Uwe Ungerer, senior vice president and managing director, DHL Express Singapore.