Freight Brussels Airport to invest 100 million Euro in logistics buildings

Belgium’s largest airport has announced plans to invest 100 million Euros in new logistics buildings.

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In the next three years, Brussels Airport will invest the money in developing modern buildings with over 50.000 m² on the West side of Brucargo which should be used by four logistic companies: Kuehne + Nagel, Dnata and WFS will be among the companies making use of these buildings for shipping, packaging and temporarily stocking cargo. The new infrastructure should also be suited for the handling of high-quality and temperature-sensitive products such as pharmaceuticals. Brussels Airport will also redevelop existing handling buildings that have direct access to the tarmac. The building in which handling agent Swissport is active shall, in the coming 3 years, be systematically transformed into an energy-efficient storage and office space. In total, it should have a surface area of 30,000m2. An additional new building will provide a secured area for the specific transport of extremely valuable goods. Brinks will be moving into this building in 2019.

“These investments are of huge importance for the logistics landscape in Belgium and are entirely in line with our Strategic Vision for 2040. With these investments, Brussels Airport will remain in the future a crucial hub for air transport and the logistic chains in Europe, at the service of many hundreds of companies in our country,” explains Arnaud Feist, CEO of Brussels Airport Company. “It is also a strategic objective to offer more and in particularly even better support to the many companies who work through air cargo transport and enabling them to more easily import and export their goods from and to the whole world. This not only ensures employment at the airport itself, but also in various other sectors in all parts of the country.”

In addition, Brussels Airport Company is investing in an exclusive inspection area of more than 2000m², fitted out in various temperature and/or light areas, for the temporary accommodation and the shipment of various types of animals.

Several cargo airlines are connecting Brussels Airport with destinations around the world. Beside DHL Aviation mostly Asian and Middle East carriers offer flights to its cargo hubs. Over 535.000 tonnes of freight have been handled at Brussels Airport in 2017.

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