DHL breaks ground at DHL Campus Vienna Airport freight hub

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DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight have started construction of the DHL Campus Vienna Airport, a freight hub for Austria and Eastern Europe.

The two divisions are building an advanced freight terminal and office building with a total of around 12,000m2 of warehouse space and around 3,500m2 of office space, pooling 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 but now they will operate from the new campus located adjacent to Vienna Airport and with connections to the A4 motorway.

The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Flughafen Wien member of the board, Dr Gunther Ofner; Mayor of Fischamend Municipality, Thomas Ram; DHL Global Forwarding Austria managing director, Christoph Wahl; and DHL Freight Austria managing director, Horst Sorg.

Wahl says: “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 and healthcare industry, but also to provide an even better service.”

He adds that the proximity to the airport will reduce turn around times and help work with colleagues in road transport.

Ofner says the airport is “delighted” DHL is building the new logistics campus, saying: “This underlines the attractiveness of the Vienna Airport Region as a business location for Austrian and international companies.”

The campus is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2019 and around 250 employees will dispatch and consolidate freight at the new location.