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DHL Express today announced that it will double the operational footprint of its main European hub in Leipzig, Germany to accommodate future shipment volume growth. The company plans to invest EUR 150 million to construct additional warehousing, sorting and office facilities with a territory of approximately 44,000m2. The installation of a new shipment sorting system will increase the processing capacity of the hub by 50%, to more than 150,000 shipments per hour. Work on the new facilities will begin in December 2013, with the new, expanded warehouse expected to be operational from the fourth quarter of 2014.