State-of-the art DHL logistics center for Austria and central gateway to Eastern Europe
DHL Global Forwarding, Deutsche Post DHL Group’s air and ocean freight specialist, and DHL Freight, one of the leading providers of road freight services in Europe, yesterday, September 6, celebrated the start of construction of the new DHL Campus Vienna Airport.
The two divisions are building a state-of-the-art freight hub for Austria and Eastern Europe on the site in the municipality of Fischamend. The symbolic groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Dr. Günther Ofner, Member of the Board of Flughafen Wien AG, Thomas Ram, Mayor of Fischamend Municipality, Christoph Wahl, Managing Director Austria at DHL Global Forwarding and Horst Sorg, Managing Director Austria at DHL Freight.
“With the DHL Campus Vienna Airport we are further expanding our leading market position in Austria. This modern logistics hub, which meets the highest safety and quality standards, will enable us not only to handle a higher volume of freight for our customers, for instance in the Life Sciences & 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,” says Christoph Wahl, Managing Director Austria at DHL Global Forwarding.
DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight are each building an advanced freight terminal and an office building with a total of around 12,000m² of warehouse space and around 3,500m² of office space on the property in the municipality of Fischamend. This will pool competencies for air and ocean freight as well as land and intermodal transport centrally at one location and create new, larger capacities for cargo. The adjacent Vienna airport and the connection to the A4 freeway will enable both divisions to provide their customers in Austria with even better and faster transport and logistics services. Previously, DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight conducted their business from three locations in Vienna, which will now be merged on the new campus.
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