Freight DHL opens new freight hub in Hanover-Langenhagen

DHL Freight has officially opened a new freight hub in Hanover-Langenhagen, Germany. The company further underlines its ambitions to grow the European network.

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An opening ceremony for the new freight hub at Hanover was celebrated with Uwe Brinks, CEO DHL Freight; Bernhard Wirth, CEO DHL Freight Germany & Alps; Hartmut Köhler, Terminal Manager DHL Freight Hannover; Gero Schiffelmann, Vice President DDC/IDC and Transport Procurement; Tim Scharwath, CEO DHL Global Forwarding, Freight.

The new facility in Hanover measures 63,000 square-metre, will employ around 290 staff and represents a major investment in the existing DHL Freight European network. As being one of the leading providers of road transport services in Europe, DHL Freight has an existing network of over 200 terminals.

This latest facility in the Airport Business Park near the airport of Hanover-Langenhagen is a further statement toward the growth of this network. DHL is also trialling the new state-of-the-art transhipment facility to position itself as innovation leader in the long term.

New technologies like the “Terminal for the Future” are being deployed at the new freight centre. Already, DHL Freight is testing an electric maneuvering assistant that uses AR and automated steering to maneuver independently.

"The opening of the new Hanover-Langenhagen freight terminal adds another important hub in European overland transport," said Uwe Brinks, CEO DHL Freight. "The combination of a convenient location and innovative technologies makes this new future-oriented freight transhipment centre an important growth driver within our network."

8,700 square-meter measures the new transhipment centre, which also includes 86 loading bays. A team of experts who assist international and national customers has been created as well.

DHL Freight added: "Another innovation being tested at the new DHL Freight terminal is automated weight, volume, and shipment data recording devices. With the help of a combination of different technologies, all shipment-relevant data is digitally transferred to the transport management system within a few seconds."

Over the course of its GoGreen environmental program, DHL has been using renewable energies when constructing the new site at Hanover-Langenhagen. In addition, the company is testing photovoltaic systems, LED lighting and is implementing a variety of environmentally responsible concepts.

The new facility at Hanover-Langenhagen © DHL Freight

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