Freight DHL plans logistics hub at Vienna Airport
- Maurits Eisenblätter
DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight have signed a contract for purchasing land in the Vienna Airport region. The new campus is set to become DHL´s gateway to Eastern Europe.
Summer 2018 will mark the beginnings of developing the DHL Campus Vienna Airport. The campus will be located in the Fischamend district and measure approximately 60,000 m². For the future, DHL sees the facility as key hub for cargo transactions to Eastern Europe.
As DHL Global Forwarding is an air and ocean freight specialist and DHL freight a leading road transport provider, both transport modes will be combined effectively.
Regarding this synergy, Uwe Brinks, CEO of DHL Freight, explained: “DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight are combining the individual strengths of their two networks at the new site in Fischamend, which will lead to an even faster, more efficient service for our customers. […] Through this project, we will establish an important new logistics hub together, creating a gateway into and out of the east and enabling us to further grow our volumes.”
Christoph Wahl, managing director for Austria at DHL Global Forwarding added: "Located directly at Vienna airport, Fischamend perfectly meets our requirements for the DHL Campus, through which we intend to bundle our expertise, improve our service, and consequently further strengthen our market position in Austria.”
Both divisions will build a warehouse each. Currently, DHL has three different locations in Vienna. These locations will be merged to ensure efficiency gains, especially in terms of costs and turnaround times. The acquired property is directly located at the A4 freeway, which connects the airport with Vienna´s city centre.
By 2050, Deutsche Post DHL Group will reduce all logistics-emissions to zero. Therefore, the new warehouses and office buildings will meet high environmental requirements, such as the possibility to use renewable energies.
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