DHL Supply Chain is to construct a $100m distribution park on a 125 acre site north of Charleston in South Carolina.
DHL Commerce Park will have three buildings totalling 1.7 million sq ft. The first is due to be completed in the first quarter of next year.
“We have seen significant growth in this area of the country and customers are even asking us to evaluate opportunities in South Carolina specifically,” said Steve Hess, vice president, real estate development. “With that in mind, we got ahead of the curve to offer premier facilities in one of the hottest emerging markets in the country.”
“South Carolina Ports Authority is seeing significant distribution centre and warehousing activity in our region, driven by port users who rely on our marine and inland facilities to handle growing import volumes bound for consumers across the Southeast,” said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO.
“DHL Supply Chain will play an important role in supporting the logistics needs of multiple port-related business segments, and we look forward to the opening of their new facility.”