DHL to consolidate Austrian freight operation at Vienna Airport hub

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DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight have begun building a state-of-the-art freight hub for Austria and Eastern Europe at Vienna International Airport, Austria.

Christoph Wahl, managing director Austria at DHL Global Forwarding, said, “The DHL Campus Vienna Airport will enable us not only to handle a higher volume of freight for our customers, for instance in the life sciences and healthcare industry, but also to provide an even better service.

“The direct proximity to the airport will reduce turnaround times and create valuable synergies with our colleagues in road transport.”

DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight are each building an advanced freight terminal and an office building with around 12,000m² (130,000ft²) of warehouse space and 3,500m² (38,000ft²) of office space. This will pool competencies for air and ocean freight as well as land and intermodal transport centrally at one location. Previously, DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight conducted their business from three locations in Vienna, which will now be merged on the new campus.

“At DHL Freight we have a European network with more than 200 terminals,” said Horst Sorg, managing director Austria at DHL Freight. “With the new building in the Vienna airport region, we will further improve the quality of our Europe-wide general cargo network Euroconnect and our premium LCL service Eurapid. Innovations such as digital yard management will also be implemented at the new site.”

Completion of the new DHL Campus Vienna Airport is scheduled for the first quarter of 2019. Around 250 employees will dispatch and consolidate freight at the new location.

“We are delighted with DHL’s decision to build a new logistics campus here,” added Dr Günther Ofner, member of the board of Flughafen Wien, the airport operator.

“This underlines the attractiveness of the Vienna Airport Region as a business location for Austrian and international companies. With well-developed properties, excellent transport connections and great local amenities, the region offers optimal conditions. New developments create jobs and strengthen the entire region.”

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