Freight New cargo centre at Copenhagen Airport
German developer to build new 20,000 m² air cargo centre at Copenhagen Airport.
Copenhagen Airport has signed an agreement with German developer AXXUS Capital to develop a brand-new air cargo centre in the eastern part of the airport. The new centre will occupy around 20,000 m² and is expected to be ready within two years.
AXXUS Capital will invest around DKK300 million and develop and build the new air cargo centre, which will be located in the remaining vacant space in the airport’s current cargo area and thus have its own direct access to airside.
Airport Copenhagen saw a growing number of freight in the last years, especially belly cargo on international routes plays an important role for the airport.
“Especially on the long-haul intercontinental air routes, belly cargo is a particularly important part of the business,” says Copenhagen Airport’s Chief Commercial Officer, Peter Krogsgaard. “This cargo can make up more than 10% of revenue on a route. Today, belly cargo accounts for 40% of the total tonnage at CPH and is up 7% this year. We’re actively working to attract even more long-haul routes, so it’s an important part of our strategy to create a good platform for air cargo at CPH.”
The new cargo centre will have state-of-the-art technology and support both automated and manuel processes. The new centre should offer optimal conditions for refrigerated facilities for example for the pharmaceutical industry.
“Air cargo is vital for a major international airport such as CPH, so it’s been important for us to find a partner that can both improve and develop our cargo services,” says Peter Krogsgaard. “We’ve found that partner in AXXUS, which is a specialist in developing air cargo facilities.”
Source © cph.dk