50,000 sq.m. state-of-the-art logistics building opens at Brussels Airport
After two years of construction work, a new logistics building for the handling of goods was officially opened in the logistics area at Brussels Airport. This building which provides large refrigerated storage spaces and offers direct airside access, henceforth accommodates three first-class logistics companies: Kuehne+Nagel, Worldwide Flight Services and Expeditors.
At the west side of Brucargo, Brussels Airport under its own management, invested in the building that provides some 50,000 square metres of warehousing space to meet the needs of 3 companies, which are active in the transportation, packaging and warehousing of freight. Brucargo West not only provides additional first-line facilities for handling activities (WFS), increasing maximum capacity, but also anchors the air freight activities of two global logistics service providers (Expeditors and Kuehne+Nagel) who once again confirm their confidence in the future development of Brucargo.
Brussels Airport boasts an essential logistics platform for the import and export to and from our country. Over one hundred logistics companies have set up office here, making it the second most important logistics hub in Belgium, after the Port of Antwerp, for international trade and air transport in Europe. The logistics area of Brussels Airport is a crucial powerhouse for the economic growth of the country and its regions, with almost 650,000 tonnes transported in 2020. Brucargo has specialised in the shipment of perishables, pharmaceuticals and ecommerce; markets that have recorded strong growth in recent years, especially during the Covid-19 crisis.
For several years now, Brussels Airport has been making considerable investments to further strengthen the position of its logistics hub Brucargo. Brussels Airport has invested a total of 100 million euros in the construction of ultra-modern logistics buildings including the Brinks building for the storage of valuable goods and the Animal Care & Inspection Center for the temporary accommodation and transport of various animal species, as well as in the renovation of several existing buildings such as the Swissport Cargo building and of course, in the construction of a new building at Brucargo West.