April 1, 2019: German logistics giant DB Schenker has decided to move its air cargo operations into newly built BUD Cargo City of Budapest Airport.
As a result, DB Schenker has entered into an agreement with the airport to rent warehouse and office space.
The new dedicated cargo facility will offer 21,600 square meters of warehouse and an additional 11,200 square meters of further warehouse and office space to forwarders. The structure of the new 21,600-square-meter warehouse near Terminal 2 of Budapest Airport has already reached its final form while next to it groundworks are progressing at full speed on the so-called forwarder building. The latter will offer 11,200 square meters of warehouse combined with office space adjacent to the cargo operations warehouse and to the 32,000 square meters of new concrete cargo apron yet to be built this year. The new cargo apron will enable cargo operators to service two Code F or Jumbo-sized aircraft simultaneously.
The new cargo facility of Budapest Airport will be handed over to operators and tenants by the end of this year.
In Hungary, DB Schenker operates over 52, 000 square meters of warehousing space with a central location in Szigetszentmiklos (just South of Budapest near the M0 motorway) where the company also has its Hungarian headquarters of land-based, air- and maritime freight forwarding operations on over 5000 square meters.
%u201CBy moving our air-freight transit warehouse to BUD Cargo City we will be able to free up space in our Szigetszentmiklos warehouse to keep up with the needs of our fast developing land transport groupage operations,%u201D said Sandor Barenyi, managing director of Schenker Kft in Hungary.
%u201CBy the end of the year our logistics partners will have a state-of-the-art cargo operations facility, right inside the fence of the airport, with direct access to operations,%u201D noted Rene Droese, director of Property and Cargo at Budapest Airport.
He added, %u201CWe think that this is the right moment %u2013 now every condition is given to turn Budapest Airport into a leading cargo and logistics hub in Central and Eastern Europe to the benefit of not only the economy of Hungary but the whole region. We will do everything to keep this momentum, and we are ready to continue the extension of Cargo City if there is market demand.%u201D