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DHL to invest €70 million on new cargo complex at Munich Airport


DHL Express Germany has signed an agreement to construct a new cargo building at Munich Airport.

The new €70 million complex will be built on the site currently occupied by the car parks P80 and P80 West and will have a gross floor area of more than 8,000 square metres.

For the first time, the partners signed the contract digitally, reflecting the current restrictions. DHL Express will plan, build, and operate the new building and lease the land for it from Munich Airport.

Currently, the company rents hall space in the existing cargo centre at Munich Airport. The start of operations at its own location, which will be six times bigger, is scheduled for 2022.

In recent years, DHL Express has seen a substantial increase in import and export volumes at its Munich gateway.

“The existing building could not keep up with this growth,” says Markus Reckling, managing director of DHL Express Germany.

“After modernising and expanding our service centre in Unterschleißheim for €13 million last year already, the construction of our new gateway at the airport is the next step in the infrastructure plan with which we are clearly committing to our presence in the Munich region.

“Even in the currently difficult economic situation, we are continuing to invest systematically in service for our customers, which is our top priority.”

The new gateway will have direct airside access and two PUD (pick-up and delivery) fingers. Up to 65 delivery vehicles at a time can be dispatched here.

This, according to DHL, creates a time-saving benefit for pick-up and delivery, particularly for customers in the Landsberg-Ingolstadt region.

In addition, the new facility will meet the security requirements of the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) and obtain the globally recognized TAPA Class A certification, the highest security level in air transportation.

Munich Airport CEO. Jost Lammers, says: “Particularly in these very difficult times for the aviation industry, this sends an important signal and is a strong proof of confidence in Munich as a business location.

“The increased commitment of DHL Express will sharpen our profile as a logistics location and create significant  stimulation for air freight traffic.”

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