DHL Global, DHL Freight to jointly build logistics hub at Vienna airport

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March 13, 2018: DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight have jointly planned to acquire land admeasuring 60,000 square metre in the Vienna airport region.  

During summer, its DHL Campus Vienna Airport located in the Fischamend district is expected to evolve as a key freight hub for Eastern Europe in the future. 

By creating a joint site for DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight, synergies between various transport modes, such as land, air and ocean, will be exploited more effectively.

“DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight have combined individual strengths of their two network at the new site in Fischamend, which will offer faster and more efficient service for our customers," said Uwe Brinks, CEO, DHL Freight. 

"The site is in proximity to Vienna airport, and is strategically well-located, which provides us with low-threshold access to the Eastern European markets, and Germany. With this project, we will be able to jointly establish an important new logistics hub. It will build a gateway into and out of the east, and will enable us to further grow our volumes," said Brinks.

Both divisions will build a warehouse, which includes office buildings on the new site that will connect to the airport and link them to its infrastructure. Till date, DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight managed their business from three locations in Vienna, which will be soon merged in the new campus. It will result in significant efficiency gains, especially in terms of turnaround times and handling costs. The new site will have a higher number of docks, and will also have cross-docks for the first time. The newly acquired property borders the A4 freeway, which connects the airport with the Vienna city center.

“Located near the Vienna airport, it perfectly meets our requirements for the DHL Campus, through which we intend to offer our expertise, improve services, and strengthen our market position in Austria,” said Christoph Wahl, managing director for Austria, DHL Global Forwarding.

"Good connections to Eastern Europe are crucial for us. Thanks to our shared base with DHL Freight, and the proximity to the airport, we will be able to serve this market more effectively,” said Hermann Filz, CEO for Eastern Europe, DHL Global Forwarding.

The new warehouses and office buildings will not only meet the highest security standards (TAPA A), but will also comply with the most rigorous environmental protection requirements. 

The sustainable design and use of renewable energies will directly contribute to Deutsche Post DHL Group's goal of reducing all logistics-related emissions to zero by 2050. 

In addition to alternative drives and green transportation solutions, sustainable construction methods and modernisation of Deutsche Post DHL Group sites will play a key role in achieving this goal.

"The relocation of the world's leading logistics company DHL, to Vienna airport region is yet another important step for the dynamic development of the Airport City, which will create new jobs while making the airport region more attractive. It’s also evident from the high level of interest shown by domestic and foreign advertisers. Given its proximity to the airport as a hub, an excellent service infrastructure and an optimal connection to the airport's infrastructure, the Vienna airport region offers perfect options for business locations. The government's decision to expand the eastbound rail link represents another important improvement," said Gunther Ofner, member of the executive board, Flughafen Wien AG.

“It’s gratifying that the international logistics group DHL has chosen Fischamend for its new operational site, which will create new jobs, and drive the local economy. The attraction as well strengths of the Vienna airport region are being highlighted by it," said Thomas Ram, major of the town council, Fischamend.

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