DHL, a leading express and logistics company, inaugurated its new Taipei Gateway at Farglory Free Trade Zone in the Taoyuan International Airport. This has importance for China trade as it opens yet another major gateway. When finished it will will raise shipment handling capacity three times, from 3,600 to 11,000 pieces per hour.
Stephen Fenwick, Senior Vice President, DHL Express Asia Pacific during the opening ceremony during the opening ceremony said that the DHL view is that this is a totally international market and the DHL network, which extends across the Mainland, is an extensive part of it.
DHL Taipei Gateway features a 24-hour Drop-Off center where customers can send their shipments whenever they want. In addition, 100 closed circuit televisions (CCTVs) have been installed in the expanded Taipei Gateway to provide all time monitoring and further enhance shipment security.
There is a new twist to this construction. It is, in a sense, taking the concept of the China industrial zone into aviation.
Taoyuan County Commissioner Eric Chu siad, ‘We have been working on building Taoyuan as an Aviation City for years.’
E Taiwan News reports that an aviation city, also known as an aerotropolis, is a type of mini-city comprising aviation-intensive businesses extending up to 25 km outward from major airports. We will possibly be seeing more of this in the future.