April 4, 2019: DHL Supply Chain will invest $100 million to construct a distribution and warehouse park in Dorchester County, South Carolina, that will open in phases.
For this project, that is expected to create approximately 450 new jobs, the company has purchased 125 acres, now called DHL Commerce Park, to construct three new buildings, totaling 1.7 million square feet.
The first new facility is expected to be completed in Q1 2020.
"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, DHL Supply Chain.
DHL Real Estate Solutions (RES) is a standalone product of DHL and the logistics industry's largest developer of property solutions. RES is a global developer, providing both customers and non-supply chain customers with their individually tailored real estate solutions.
"South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) is seeing significant distribution center 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."
"With a favorable geographic location and robust port and infrastructure assets, South Carolina offers unparalleled global connectivity," said Bobby Hitt, Secretary of Commerce, South Carolina.